Scoliosis Treatment and Braces
Have you been diagnosed with scoliosis? Scoliosis causes the backbone to curve to the side. This can be anywhere from a small curve to a large curve.
Left untreated, scoliosis can be a life limiting condition. The majority of patients can be treated with non-surgical methods and live a totally normal life and often experience total curve correction.
At Complete Balance Health Centre we treat scoliosis using Chiropractic treatments and bracing with the NEW 3D SCOLIBRACE
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis isn’t a rare condition. About 3 to 4 out of 1,000 children will develop scoliosis that needs treatment from a specialist.
Although it mainly appears in children, scoliosis can develop at any time. People who have this condition may:
- be born with it (congenital)
- develop it as a young child (early onset)
- develop it as an older child or teenager (adolescent idiopathic)
- develop it as an adult (degenerative or de novo)
Scoliosis can cause pain in adults and can result in:
- low back pain
Advanced scoliosis symptoms may cause:
- severe back pain
- pain that interferes with your daily activities
- shooting pain down your legs
Symptoms of scoliosis
Scoliosis can remain undetected until children reach the rapid growth phase in adolescence.
Conversely, it can be difficult to identify in adults, because it’s easy to misinterpret as back pain. This is especially true if you have a milder form of the condition.
Small clues can point toward an abnormal curve in your spine, such as ill-fitting clothes. You may even notice abnormal posture, such as uneven hips, or a shoulder blade that is higher than the other.
Other signs of scoliosis include:
- a head that isn’t centered on the body
- hips that sit at an angle
- a spine that is visibly not straight
What causes scoliosis?
In many cases doctors don’t know the exact reason for a curved spine.
Scoliosis shows up most often during growth spurts, usually when kids are between 10 and 15 years old. About the same number of boys and girls are diagnosed with minor idiopathic scoliosis. But curves in girls are 10 times more likely to get worse and may need to be treated.
Scoliosis diagnosed during the teen years can continue into adulthood. The greater the angle of the spine curve, the more likely it is to increase over time. If you had scoliosis in the past, have your doctor check your back regularly.
Degenerative scoliosis affects adults. It usually develops in the lower back as the disks and joints of the spine begin to wear out as you age.
Our Scoliosis 3 Step Therapy
1. Detailed Examination
2. Customized Rehab Plan
3. Measurable Results
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