Management of Adult Scoliosis

How Can I Manage Mild Scoliosis?

Adult scoliosis, involving a curvature of the spine that develops during adulthood, can lead to significant discomfort and even disability if left untreated. However, with advancements in treatment options like ScoliBalance® and ScoliBrace®, there is hope for managing and preventing the progression of this condition.

Understanding Adult Scoliosis

Scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, often appearing as an “S” or “C” shape. While it commonly develops during adolescence, it can also manifest in adulthood due to factors such as degenerative changes, spinal injuries, or untreated childhood scoliosis. In adults, scoliosis can cause chronic back pain, difficulty breathing, and even nerve compression if the curvature worsens over time. Curves in the lumbar spine larger than 60 degrees are shown to cause neurological and digestive issues in adults.

ScoliBalance® A Holistic Approach to Treatment

ScoliBalance® is a multidisciplinary approach to treating adult scoliosis, focusing on improving posture, strengthening core muscles, and enhancing overall spinal health. This comprehensive program may include physiotherapies such as traction, manual soft tissue work, and customized exercise routines tailored to the individual’s specific curvature and symptoms. By addressing the underlying causes of scoliosis-related pain and discomfort, ScoliBalance® aims to improve quality of life and prevent further progression of the condition.

ScoliBrace® Customized Orthotic Support

For adults with moderate to severe scoliosis, bracing may be recommended to provide additional support and prevent the curvature from worsening. ScoliBrace® is a custom-made orthotic device designed to realign the spine and promote proper posture. Unlike traditional braces, ScoliBrace® is tailored to fit the unique curvature of each individual’s spine, offering targeted support where it’s needed most. By wearing a ScoliBrace® regularly, adults can potentially slow down or even halt the progression of their scoliosis, reducing the risk of disability and improving spinal stability.

Combining Treatments for Optimal Results

While ScoliBalance® and ScoliBrace® are effective on their own, combining these treatments can often yield the best results for adults with scoliosis. By integrating Scoliosis Specific Exercise with orthotic support, individuals can strengthen their muscles, improve flexibility, and maintain proper spinal alignment over time. Additionally, ongoing monitoring and adjustments by a qualified healthcare professional are crucial to ensure that treatment remains effective as the spine changes with age.

Conclusion

Adult scoliosis can be a challenging condition to manage, but with the right treatment approach at the right time, individuals can lead active and fulfilling lives without succumbing to pain and disability. ScoliBalance® and ScoliBrace® offer promising solutions for preventing the progression of scoliosis and preserving spinal health in the adult population. By taking a proactive approach to treatment and working closely with healthcare providers, adults with scoliosis can enjoy improved mobility, reduced pain, and a higher quality of life for years to come.

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