Scoliosis. If you have it, you probably already know what it is and how it’s treated. Especially, if you have a more serious case. But scoliosis, the incurable and abnormal curvature of the spine, effects about three in 100 people. Most cases are not serious and the curve is pretty insignificant. It may be diagnosed in childhood, and mild enough that it doesn’t create any problems. In these instances, treatment is not usually necessary.
However, because of the rapid growth rate in children, scoliosis can progress during puberty. The more the spine curve, the more treatments options may be discussed. Left unchecked, scoliosis can continue to progress in some instances into adulthood and can lead to serious health problems. If left to curve, it can lead to deformity and in severe instances the spine can curve so much that it restricts space in the chest. This threatens the function of the lungs and heart.
The amount of curve and the way the spine curves will vary widely from one person with scoliosis to the next. In some cases, surgery is suggested to correct the spine. This is especially true if the curve is more than 40 degrees. But can scoliosis be corrected without surgery? Yes! There are other options, such as a back brace, to correct the curvature.
One back brace option is the ScoliBrace. Developed in 2013, the SoliBrace uses D imaging software to take scans of the spine. This means the brace is custom fit for each individual and their individual curvature. The brace is tailored directly to the needs of each individual patient.
Once the scans and measurements are taken, the ScoliBrace works by positioning the spine in an over-corrected position. This reduces the spinal curve, and corrects and improve rib humping, levels shoulders and improves overall appearance. Some braces require someone to help open or close the brace in the back in order to wear it. But the ScoliBrace opens in the front making easy for the wearer to put it on themselves. Treating scoliosis doesn’t have to be boring either with lots of color and pattern options available.
The SoliBrace is just one non-surgical option offered at Generational Health to improve scoliosis. While scoliosis and the curvature itself doesn’t necessarily cause pain, there can be pain associated with it. The curvature can add stress and pressure to discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments and joints. If you have any pain in your back, the physicians and specialists at Generational Health can help. Their staff includes spinal health specialists who take a narcotic-free and surgical-free approach to total wellness for both you and your spine.
Upper and lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, herniated discs, bulging disks, or pinched nerves; whether your back pain is scoliosis related, or from something different altogether, don’t wait to get help. There is a way to get treatment without surgery. And, there is a way to get treatment so you can live your life pain-free. Get a no obligation consultation.