Scoliosis treatment options are evolving, with contemporary alternatives drastically improving outcomes.
Scoliosis patients now draw on a variety of therapies. As new treatment models are developed, outcomes improve, with innovative scoliosis treatment for children 6-17 and adults 18+ in Maryland.
Doctors are layering therapies and marrying the 3 most mainstream traditional tools – observation, bracing and, of course, surgical intervention – to innovation.
Innovative scoliosis therapy demands a patient who is committed to and engaged with it. To make innovative scoliosis treatment effective, patients of all ages must be empowered. Because it’s the patient who is crucial to getting ahead of the curve.
What does observation do?
Observation is used to pinpoint the most appropriate treatment. With adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, watching curve progression provides a wealth of information toward choosing effective treatments. Young people are still in their growing years, so watching curve progression is extremely important.
When curves are less than 20 degrees, observation combined with specific exercises has seen great results, especially when patients are committed to their treatment.
Scoliosis patients need personalized care. So, observation enhances the ability of clinical professionals to decide on the right treatment.
Exercise and the curve
While there’s no body of research about exercise therapy at present, the team at Scoliosis & Spine Associates has seen tremendous results using this method of therapy.
Created in the 1920s, the Scroth Method is a type of physical therapy specifically designed for scoliosis patients.
The treatment addresses asymmetry provoked by a scoliosis curvature, using special exercises to strengthen the spine supporting muscles in the mid-section. Muscles are lengthened with stretching. This helps to improve muscular balance, which mitigates the curve.
Scroth teaches patients about their bodies, helping them learn how to manage biomechanical issues more effectively in daily life.
While Scroth is (by design) personalized for the patient, other exercise methods can be combined as an individualized program, with similarly excellent results.
Under a doctor’s direction, patients exercise as a lifestyle that restores muscle balance and empowers them to take charge of their progress.
Depending on the curvature’s progression, independent movement may include all, one or a couple of Yoga, Pilates and swimming and other types of movement.
A study done at the Chinese University of Hong Kong revealed that Calcium and Vitamin D supplements can be a pivotal part of scoliosis therapy. Extremely effective for AIS patients, participants saw terrific improvement after 2 years on Vitamin D and Calcium supplement therapy, as well as denser bone mass.
These are only several examples of innovative scoliosis treatment for children 6-17 and adults 18+ in Maryland. As we mentioned earlier, scoliosis patients are all unique individuals. With new therapeutic options, doctors are assembling highly personalized therapeutic programs which enjoy impressive results.
Scoliosis & Spine Associates
At Scoliosis & Spine, outcomes for patients living with scoliosis are getting better every day. For all ages, we’re specialists who bring you the most contemporary scoliosis therapy anywhere.
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