Scoliosis – The condition and treatment available

November 12, 2012

Scoliosis – The condition and treatment available

Almost 12 million people throughout the world are affected by a disease which progressively destroys their lives. The condition is called scoliosis and it can be recognized by the curved spine it forces sufferers to endure. If no scoliosis treatment is available then the person continues to worsen and the lateral curvature in the spine will quickly deteriorate until the obvious deformity is not only highly visible but will be damaging internal organs leading to cardiac problems, breathing issues, excruciating pain and problems digesting food. Because the curvature of the spine will progress at speed it is important to get effective scoliosis treatment by a scoliosis specialist started quickly to prevent the situation worsening. Even today some parents and doctors take no action because they want to wait and see how things develop. This course can be very dangerous and can lead the long term prognosis to become negative. Although having access to early treatment cannot guarantee a positive outcome. Whenever someone is diagnosed it is best to get a second opinion and gather as many knowledgeable medical professionals around to improve the chances of a positive outcome. The United States has many specialists who are trained to use the SpineCor Bracing System as part of the scoliosis treatment. This patented and specialized support system holds the body in a normal position and the patient will also undergo chiropractic treatment, regular visits to the specialist and spinal therapy. The combination of the brace and treatments increases the possibility of successful treatment. The SpineCor brace, because of its flexible design, allows the patient normal movement yet supports and restricts as necessary. It allows the patient to wear it all of the time because of the lack of rigidity and because it is worn all of the time the right groups of muscles are strengthening to help fight the condition. The older traditional braces held the body rigid and did not allow muscle movement which in the longer term led to muscular atrophy. As a scoliosis treatment the rigid braces have now gone out of fashion because of the negative aspects associated with them. The newer SpineCor braces are so flexible that specialists encourage children with scoliosis to take part in every activity other children participate in whilst wearing the support. It also has the benefit that it can be worn under normal clothing and is unobtrusive leading to the child to be accepted as ‘just another one of the gang’. This is especially important during the teenage years when being different can mean being an outcast. The adolescent years are very socially susceptible to a youth with any problems, the SpineCor brace assists those who need a little help to negotiate life’s hurdles.

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