Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in California
Between 2 and 3% of our population lives with a form of scoliosis. Most frequently presenting as idiopathic scoliosis (idiopathic meaning “no known cause”), this condition most commonly hits young people. Girls between ages 10 and 18 are those most likely to have scoliosis. Living with it can make social relationships, doing sports and feeling “normal” trickier than they already are.
Clinical solutions for scoliosis are arrived at according to the curvature’s severity and progression. Curvatures under 25-degrees are usually treated with observation, as curve progression is closely watched to determine the way forward, treatment-wise.
If a curve of under 25-degrees is seen to be progressing or advances to between 25 and 40-degrees, the patient will be prescribed bracing to halt progression.
When curvatures are greater than 45%, surgical intervention is discussed.
While scoliosis bracing progressed very little for a long time, new types of bracing are emerging, like the UnyqAlign. This revolutionary revisioning of the brace was introduced at a fashion show, displaying its more breathable, less constricting construction. The UnyqAlign also answers an urgent need for bracing styles which serve adolescent girls. They’re much more likely to wear the UnyqAlign as prescribed, due to its comfort and appearance. And that’s great news for their prognoses.
This UnyqAlign also provides 3D curvature correction, in contrast to the traditional methodology of only side-to-side pressure. But it’s not just effective because of its engineering. It’s a revolution in bracing which makes it more wearable and thus more attractive to the primary demographic.
Designed in Germany, The Scroth Method was developed to answer the needs of individual scoliosis patients by strengthening muscles, improving posture, breathing and flexibility and building self-confidence.
When Scroth is combined with bracing, patients become empowered and more deeply engaged in their own treatment. They’re encouraged to lean into their therapy, wearing their braces and performing their exercises as directed by their doctors. This improves outcomes exponentially.
A Family Affair
Family history of the condition is critical when it comes to treating youth with scoliosis. If aunts, uncles or parents were treated with less-developed therapies, they’ll probably have traumatic memories of the ungainly, restrictive bracing which was once central to scoliosis treatment.
This may lead to hesitancy about the therapy, so it’s vitally important to involve the patient’s family and to educate them about the evolution and change in non-operative scoliosis treatment models.
Non-Operative Scoliosis Treatment in California
The name of our clinic tells you who we are. We’re called Scoliosis and Spine Associates, as scoliosis is both our focus and our professional mission.
Our founder, Dr. Baron Lonner, is a leader in the field and widely-renowned as a strong proponent of innovation in non-operative scoliosis treatment in California. On the front lines of scoliosis innovation and research, his award-winning work is respected around the world.
If you or a family member is ready to experience the leading-edge expertise and superior care available at Scoliosis and Spine. Please contact us.
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