What are the Treatments for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine curve is usually “S” or “C” shaped. There are more girls affected by scoliosis than men. This normally occurs during their ages 10 to 18 years old where it is still in their growth-spurt years. The common symptoms of scoliosis are a pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and pain nearest the bottom of the back and for severe cases, symptoms include respiratory and cardiac problems. Sometimes, scoliosis is not noticeable, uneven shoulder or musculature on one side of the spine, uneven hips, leg length, and arms are visible of people having scoliosis. There are many causes why one could have scoliosis, it may be due to neuromuscular problems, genetic or inherited diseases or it is a condition that is caused by the environment. 65% of the cases are Idiopathic which means the cause is unknown and about 15% of the cases are caused by a congenital disorder or the condition is already present during birth, and 10% of the cases are due to a neuromuscular disease – the impairment of the muscles.  

Scoliosis can be managed depending on age and type of scoliosis and the angle or degree of curve in your spine. Some diagnosis doesn’t require treatment, where the condition from an early age to adolescent does not progress. Commonly it can be treated in 3 ways, which includes a surgical method, or you could also have a non-surgical method in treating your scoliosis – having a brace or seeing a chiropractor for treatment. 

Your doctor may recommend you to have the surgical option that is otherwise named as Spinal Fusion Surgery if the curve in your spine is between 45 and 50 degrees, it can worsen your condition, getting more complications and lung problems if this case is not treated immediately. In non-bracing scoliosis correction treatment LA, doctors connect two or more vertebrae which are your bones in the spine, so they won’t be able to move independently. This method can take from 4 to 8 hours of operation which requires bone graft and take 2 weeks to 4 weeks of recovery time after the surgery. 

Seeing a chiropractor is one of the considered options, too. You will undergo a series of sessions for treating your scoliosis with a chiropractor. You can contact the nearest chiropractor to assess your condition and start treating your scoliosis. Non-invasive chiropractic treatments can help reduce and improve your condition, A typical Spinal Solutions treatment session that will last approximately 2 hours consist of 3 phases, the warmup, adjusting, and mobilizing. Getting chiropractic treatment from a nonspecialist may worsen the condition. Recommended getting treatment from a top-rated non-surgical scoliosis specialist to get the best and effective treatment you could have. 

A brace is also another method in treating your scoliosis, Bracing is recommended by doctors if the person has only a moderate scoliosis case. The brace can help prevent further curvature in the spine, it is not guaranteed to cure scoliosis or reverse scoliosis. It can be wearable at your own pace, person with braces can still enjoy the activity they want to do because they can remove the braces anytime. A brace is effective if you wear it most of the time even at night. 

Home remedies and medical treatments do not provide a cure to scoliosis but can help you reduce the discomfort.    

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