Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in Illinois
An estimated 3% of the US population is living with a form of scoliosis. The most common manifestation of this spine condition treated is idiopathic scoliosis (meaning “of unknown origin”) and it’s generally young people who have it. 10 to 18-year-old girls form the demographic most likely to have scoliosis. In this cohort, living with scoliosis can make social life and friendships, taking part in sports and “fitting in” tough.
Scoliosis treatment is governed by the curve’s acuity and progression. Curves under 25-degrees are treated with observation only, as the curve’s progress is carefully watched to determine therapeutic responses, moving forward.
A curve under 25-degrees which is observed to be progressing and curvatures between 25 and 40-degrees are usually addressed with bracing.
When curvatures reach over 45%, surgical solutions are examined.
Scoliosis bracing changed little for many years, but now, evolved bracing is arising, like the UnyqAlign. This new evolution of bracing was introduced at a fashion show, demonstrating its more comfortable and breathable design. The UnyqAlign answers an urgent need for bracing which serves adolescent girls. These patients are more likely to wear the UnyqAlign as prescribed because of its sleek appearance and comfort. That matters to tween and teen girls.
The UnyqAlign also achieves 3D curve correction, improving on the traditional method of side-to-side pressure only. But it’s not only effective because of its engineering. UnyqAlign is a distinct evolution in bracing which makes the device easier to wear and more aesthetics-conscious, responding to the demographic’s needs.
Scroth was developed and created in Germany to respond to the needs of scoliosis patients as individuals. The method strengthens muscles, while improving breathing, posture and flexibility and building self-confidence.
When Scroth combines with bracing, patients are empowered, becoming truly engaged in their own therapy. They take ownership of their treatment, wearing their braces and performing their exercises as prescribed. This improves prognoses exponentially.
The family history of scoliosis is key when it comes to young people with the condition. If close relatives or parents were treated with older therapies, they’ll probably have bad memories of the uncomfortable, cumbersome bracing which was once pivotal to scoliosis therapeutic practice.
This may make them hesitant about bracing, so it’s imperative to involve patient families, educating them about advances in non-operative scoliosis treatment in Illinois. Knowing about these breakthroughs is foundational to success.
Non-Operative Scoliosis Treatment In Illinois
The name of our clinic is instructive. We’re called Scoliosis and Spine Associates, as scoliosis is central to our practice. Research and development are passions here.
Dr. Baron Lonner is an acknowledged expert in the field. Widely admired as a leader in forging new directions in non-operative scoliosis treatment in Illinois, he’s as strong proponent of and participant in scoliosis innovation. Dr. Lonner’s work is internationally renowned.
If you or one of someone in your family is ready to experience the exceptional scoliosis knowledge and expertise available at Scoliosis and Spine, we invite you to contact us.
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