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New York, NY 10029

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Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in New York

Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in New York

Scoliosis affects between 2 and 3% of the population of the USA.  Most commonly manifested as idiopathic scoliosis (meaning: “cause unknown”), the condition most commonly afflicts young people.  Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 are most likely to have scoliosis and living with it can make relationships with friends, participation in sports and “fitting in” a challenge.

Therapeutic responses to scoliosis are governed by the curvature’s acuity and ongoing progression.  Curves under 25-degrees are routinely treated with observation alone, as the curve’s progression is closely monitored to determine any additional treatments required.

If a curve of under 25-degrees is observed to be progressing, curvatures between 25 and 40-degrees will need bracing to halt progression.

When curvatures reach over 45%, surgical intervention is explored.

Bracing Advances

While scoliosis bracing progressed very little for a long period, new types of bracing are emerging, like the UnyqAlign.  This new type of 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.  That’s so important to girls in this age group.

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.

Scroth Method

Designed in Germany, Scroth was developed to work with the unique needs of individual scoliosis patients, strengthening muscles, while improving posture, flexibility and breathing and building self-confidence.

When Scroth is paired with bracing, young people become empowered and more personally engaged in their own healing.  They’re encouraged to take ownership of their treatment, wearing their braces and doing their exercises as prescribed by their doctors.  This radically improves outcomes.

Family History

Family medical history is extremely important when it comes to treating young people with scoliosis.  If parents or other close relatives were treated with traditional methods, they’ll probably have bad memories of the uncomfortable, ungainly bracing which was once part of scoliosis treatment.

This may lead to some hesitancy about bracing therapy, so it’s critically important to involve the patient’s family and to educate them about advances in non-operative scoliosis treatment.

Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment In New York

The name of our clinic tells you a lot about us.  We’re called Scoliosis and Spine Associates, as scoliosis is more than a focus here.  It’s a professional mission.

Our founder, Dr. Baron Lonner, is a leading light in the field and widely-acknowledged as an influential proponent of further developing non-operative scoliosis treatment in New York.  In the vanguard of scoliosis innovation and research, his award-winning work is acclaimed around the world.

If you or someone in your family is ready to experience the world-class expertise available at Scoliosis and Spine, we invite you to contact us.

Discover the difference expert non-operative scoliosis treatment in New York can make.