What You Should Know About Scoliosis and Scoliosis Bracing

Scoliosis bracing is one of the more effective methods of treatment.

Soft scoliosis bracing is one treatment option for scoliosis | (480) 892-0022
Soft scoliosis bracing is one treatment option for scoliosis | (480) 892-0022

What You Should Know About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes an irregular bend or curve of the spine. Generally, the spine has a natural curve, when it is seen from one side, however, it ought to be straight when looking from the front. People with scoliosis present extra curves to one side of the body or the other. Moreover, the bones of the spine may twist, and this is what causes the “C” or “S” shape.
Additionally, this disorder is twice more common in young girls than boys. It can be diagnosed at any age, yet it is most spread in those over 10 years old. Scoliosis is presumed to be inherited because individuals with scoliosis are more inclined to have kids with scoliosis; nonetheless, there is no connection between the seriousness of the curves starting with one generation onto the next.

There are many causes of scoliosis, though one of the more prominent ones is genetic.  Scoliosis affects around 1-2% of males and 2% of females. The most common variety of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis, which usually appears in or near puberty.   If the individual is under 3 years of age, it is called infantile scoliosis. Scoliosis that appears between 3 to 10 years old is called juvenile scoliosis, and individuals who are more than 10 years of age have adolescent scoliosis.
There are three other main types of scoliosis:
§ Functional – the spine is normal, yet an abnormal curve appears due to a problem in another region of the body.
§ Neuromuscular – when there is a problem with the bones of the spine. Either they fail to form fully or fail to separate one from another. People often showcase a long “C” curve and also have weak muscles, unable to sustain them up to stand straight.
§ Degenerative – this appears in older individuals, due to arthritis, also named as spondylosis.

Scoliosis Treatment Options:  Bracing is One of the Best

There are several different scoliosis treatment options out there.  One of the best, as in being non-invasive, like surgery, is scoliosis bracing.  Braces help in cases where the spine will correct itself, given enough time.  That’s why a lot of pre-teens and teens wear them.

We will continue this article at a later date.  For now, know that one of the most effective ways of treating scoliosis is to use a soft scoliosis brace.

Continue Reading…

Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 892-0022