Non-operative Scoliosis Treatment in Texas
2 to 3% of the US population lives with a variety of scoliosis. Most often manifesting as idiopathic scoliosis (idiopathic means there’s no known cause), this condition favors young people. Girls aged 10 to 18 are the cohort most likely to be living with scoliosis. Scoliosis can make friendships, outdoor activities and being one of the gang trickier than they are for most kids.
Clinical responses to scoliosis are guided by the curvature’s acuity and progression. Curvatures under 25-degrees are usually managed via observation, as curve progression is closely observed to arrive at an appropriate therapy.
If a curve of under 25-degrees is seen to be increasingly acute or is between 25 and 40-degrees, bracing will be prescribed.
When curvatures are greater than 45%, surgical solutions are discussed as treatment options.
While scoliosis bracing progressed very little for several years, new generation bracing is now emerging. For example, the UnyqAlign brace. This next generation brace was celebrated at a fashion show, showcasing its less constricting, more breathable design. The UnyqAlign also responds to a pressing demand for bracing styles that recognize adolescent girls’ preferences. They’re much more likely to wear the UnyqAlign as directed, as it’s comfortable and light. It’s also an attractive alternative, which matters at that age.
The UnyqAlign offers 3D curve correction, a departure the traditional model of side-to-side pressure alone. But its engineering is just one part of the story. UnyqAlign is a revolution in bracing which is endlessly wearable and thus less problematic for the primary demographic.
The Scroth Method was developed in Germany to respond to the unique needs of scoliosis patients. It strengthens muscles, improves posture, breathing and flexibility and builds self-confidence.
When Scroth is supported by bracing, patients become empowered and more engaged with their own healing. They’re encouraged to be partners in their treatment, wearing their braces and doing their exercises as prescribed. This has a dramatic effect on outcomes.
A family history of scoliosis matters when it comes to treating youngsters with the condition. If close relations or parents were treated with older therapies, they’ll probably have unpleasant memories of the physically restrictive bracing once central to scoliosis treatment.
This may lead them to be hesitant about bracing. So, it’s important to involve patient families and to educate them about the breakthroughs and advances in non-operative scoliosis treatment.
Non-Operative Scoliosis Treatment In Texas
The name of our clinic tells you a lot about us. We’re called Scoliosis and Spine Associates, as scoliosis is our professional focus and a continuing mission.
Our founder, Dr. Baron Lonner, is an expert in the field and acclaimed as a leader in innovation for non-operative scoliosis treatment in Texas. On the front lines of scoliosis research and development, his award-winning work is recognized around the world.
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