If you want to correct scoliosis, then a soft scoliosis brace might be right for you.
Scoliosis Bracing and Soft Braces
Scoliosis is a spinal disorder that plagues many individuals throughout the world. Not all cases of the disorder require treatment, but the condition can worsen and should still be monitored.
For those who do require treatment, there are several options. If you suffer from scoliosis you are well aware of the negative impact it can have if left untreated for too long. Scoliosis is common and doesn’t have to be a problem if it’s properly addressed in a timely manner, particularly with a treatment option such as a soft scoliosis brace.
Types and Causes of Scoliosis and Scoliosis Bracing
Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common type of the disorder, which means it is a condition with no known cause. This is fitting because, despite advances in research, the causes for the majority of scoliosis are still largely unknown. Many doctors agree that the most common type are most likely caused by hereditary factors, due to the fact that the disorder appears to run in families. However, this has not been found to always be true, which is why the cause remains a mystery.
Congenital, Neuromuscular, and Degenerative are the other three types of scoliosis. Congenital Scoliosis is present in infants, while Degenerative Scoliosis typically occurs in the later years of life. Most doctors believe that Neuromuscular Scoliosis is caused by conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. These three types may also be caused by birth defects and spinal injuries or infections.
Symptoms and Risks
The symptoms of scoliosis cover a vast range. For the most part, the condition has only aesthetic symptoms and doesn’t cause any pain. These aesthetic symptoms can include uneven shoulders and hips, a more prominent shoulder blade on one side, and an asymmetrical waistline. These symptoms are generally present when you have a mild curvature of twenty degrees or less. At this degree the condition should still be monitored to make sure it doesn’t worsen.
When the curve of the spine exceeds twenty degrees, the risks of the condition increase. In addition to the symptoms listed above becoming more prominent, the curve can cause the ribs on one side of the body to stick out. A severe curve can also make the ribs press against your lungs and heart, which makes it more difficult to breathe. It also makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through your body.
So remember, scoliosis is treatable. One possible treatment option is a soft scoliosis brace, fitted by your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona.
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