Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in New Jersey
Scoliosis is a condition affecting between 2 and 3% of the general population. Disproportionately seen as idiopathic scoliosis (for which the cause in unknown), young people are the most likely to live with the condition. That’s especially true of girls between the ages of 10 and 18. For girls in this age group, navigating relationships with friends and “fitting in” when living with scoliosis can be a challenge.
Treatment for scoliosis is governed by the acuity of the curvature and its ongoing progression. For example, curves under 25-degrees are usually treated with observation alone, as the progression of the curve is monitored closely to determine the way forward.
If a curve of this acuity is seen to be progressing, curvatures between 25 and 40-degress require bracing to stop progression and to begin correcting it.
When curvatures exceed 45%, surgical solutions are explored.
While there was little progress in the realm of scoliosis bracing for a long period, new options are emerging, like the UnyqAlign flexible brace. This new entrant in bracing was rolled out at a fashion show, displaying its more breathable construction. The UnyqAlign also answers a pressing demand for bracing options which serve the most prominent group living with scoliosis – adolescent girls. They’re much more likely to wear the UnyqAlign, due to its comfort and attractive appearance.
This style of brace also provides 3D curvature correction, as opposed to the traditional approach of only side-to-side pressure.
The Scroth Method
Designed in Germany, Scroth is purpose-built to work with the individual needs of scoliosis patients, strengthening their muscles, improving flexibility, posture and breathing, while working on self-image and confidence.
When Scroth is combined with bracing, young people are empowered and thus, more intimately engaged in the project of their own healing. This means they take ownership of their therapeutic journey, wearing their braces for the prescribed number of hours per day and doing their exercises.
Physicians should note that family medical history is particularly important with respect to treating young patients with scoliosis. If parents or other close relatives have been treated by traditional methods, they’ll probably have unpleasant memories of long-duration bracing and the discomfort which was once part of the therapy.
This may cause them to be hesitant about bracing treatment, so it’s of paramount importance to involve the patient’s family by educating them about changes in non-operative scoliosis treatment.
Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment In New Jersey
The name of our clinic says it all. We’re called Scoliosis and Spine Associates, as scoliosis is more than a specialty here. It’s a mission.
Dr. Baron Lonner, our founder, is a prominent expert in the field and widely acclaimed as a leading proponent of emerging non-operative scoliosis treatment in New Jersey. At the forefront of scoliosis research and innovation, his award-winning work is recognized around the world.
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