There are several types of scoliosis braces out there. But first a little information on scoliosis itself.
Scoliosis and How to Treat It
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a disorder in which the spine or backbone bends sideways in a c-shape or s-shape. Basically any spine section could be bent but the most common disorder takes place in the chest or the lower back area. Drowsiness and dilated pupils in an individual may be some of the signs and symptoms of scoliosis while other physical conditions being that the head not being directly centered above the pelvis and cases that involves one hip of an individual being more prominent than the other.
At what age do people get scoliosis? Scoliosis can affect anyone at any age but the condition is most common with children at the age of around ten or twelve with the females having a greater risk in worsening symptoms than males do. Idiopathic scoliosis is a type of the disorder that is common and the cause of the condition is unknown while small cases of scoliosis are genetically linked as the cause. Neuromuscular conditions are said to be a resulting factor to twenty percent of cases of scoliosis while congenital scoliosis which is present at the time of birth is rated as a rare case. Individuals with mild curves just need to see the doctor for examination whereas those with severe cases need treatment which is done according to age, the type of scoliosis and the degree of the curve. Severe cases that were not detected early for example may need surgery while cases that are in the early stages of growth treated by bracing.
Successful scoliosis bracing is done in the early stages to individuals who are still in their growth stages so that the treatment may be effective to treatment of the spine. Braces are used to control the curves in the spine from growing and that is why successful bracing is easy with those that are still experiencing growth. Scoliosis bracing requires that the patient be cooperative and that he or she exercises under the supervision of a physician. We will cover this more in a later article.
Scoliosis Treatment Options: Some Final Thoughts
Scoliosis has no cure, however it can be treated and with a great deal of effectiveness. So remember, if you or someone you love has been diagnosed, have your doctor go over scoliosis treatment options.
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