Scoliosis is Best Defeated in Childhood
Scoliosis is Best Defeated in Childhood
Overview

Scoliosis is usually first seen in children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18 but it can affect adults as well. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the back, the spine is curved from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape while a normal spine should be running straight down the middle.

Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic or unknown cause.
Other causes can be:

  • Congenital or born with an abnormal curvature
  • Birth trauma
  • Bad posture habits or poor ergonomics

Overview

Scoliosis is usually first seen in children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18 but it can affect adults as well. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the back, the spine is curved from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape while a normal spine should be running straight down the middle.

Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic or unknown cause.
Other causes can be:

  • Congenital or born with an abnormal curvature
  • Birth trauma
  • Bad posture habits or poor ergonomics

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Symptoms of scoliosis are usually less apparent during the early stages.
Signs of scoliosis may include:

  • One shoulder blade that is higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other
  • Uneven hips
  • A rotating spine
  • Problems breathing because of reduced area in the chest for lungs to expand
  • Back pain
  • Inflexibility
  • Posture issues

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Symptoms of scoliosis are usually less apparent during the early stages.
Signs of scoliosis may include:

  • One shoulder blade that is higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other
  • Uneven hips
  • A rotating spine
  • Problems breathing because of reduced area in the chest for lungs to expand
  • Back pain
  • Inflexibility
  • Posture issues

Programme
Programme

1. Initial consultation and evaluation

At your initial visit, your chiropractor will:

  • Have a thorough review on your health history
  • Conduct a series of tests and examination which includes:
    – Orthopaedic examination
    – Neurological examination
    – Specific chiropractic examination
    – Posture and gait examination
    – Range of motion test
    – Weight distribution test
    – Refer you for full spine x-rays

2. Report of Findings

Your chiropractor will correlate the case based on the examinations conducted and analysis of your x-rays result. A report will be presented to you and this will determine the treatment recommendation by your chiropractor.

3. Posture Picture And 3D-Scan

A key step in the design process, the scans and posture images (front, back and side view) provide a body map to determine pressure distribution and brace geometry.

4. Design & Fitting

Each brace is customised using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and then created with Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) to fit you. As each case varies, our doctor or brace technician will assist you in putting on the brace and provide you with advise on the bracing treatment protocol.

5. Physical Therapy

Posture rehab and core strengthening exercises are prescribed and taught. Additional neuromuscular rehab is done to maintain the correction.

Treatment

Chiropractic care provides an alternative and simple solution for scoliosis without the need for invasive spinal surgery and chiropractors are expertly placed to diagnose and manage scoliosis.

1. Brace

Bracing has been used as an early intervention treatment for scoliosis for decades and is highly proven to reduce the progression of scoliosis curves.

  • Lightweight & breathable
  • Custom-made 3D corrective spinal brace
  • Easy to wear with front strapping opening system
  • Concealable design without affecting personal image

2. Chiropractic Adjustments

Subluxation (misalignment) of the spine will undergo a continuous regime of correction and reconstruction. This will also help to minimise or eliminate symptoms and complications from scoliosis.

3. Physical Therapy

Exercise programmes will help to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine. It will keep the spine flexible during brace treatment and help maintain the correction achieved.

Treatment

Chiropractic care provides an alternative and simple solution for scoliosis without the need for invasive spinal surgery and chiropractors are expertly placed to diagnose and manage scoliosis.

1. Brace

Bracing has been used as an early intervention treatment for scoliosis for decades and is highly proven to reduce the progression of scoliosis curves.

  • Lightweight & breathable
  • Custom-made 3D corrective spinal brace
  • Easy to wear with front strapping opening system
  • Concealable design without affecting personal image

2. Chiropractic Adjustments

Subluxation (misalignment) of the spine will undergo a continuous regime of correction and reconstruction. This will also help to minimise or eliminate symptoms and complications from scoliosis.

3. Physical Therapy

Exercise programmes will help to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine. It will keep the spine flexible during brace treatment and help maintain the correction achieved.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Have Any Questions?
If you require more information, contact us and ask one of our chiropractors.
If left untreated, progression of the curved spine can lead to:
• Spinal degeneration
• Respiratory and cardiovascular problem
• Poor body image
• Poor motor skills and balance
Chiropractic care for scoliosis provides an alternative and simple solution without the need for invasive spinal surgery to reduce the severity of the spine curvature. Our doctor will recommend an individualized treatment plan after a thorough assessment of the spine condition and degree of curvature.

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