Scoliosis Care for All in Phoenix, AZ is available at Scoliosis Centers AZ. Non-surgical scoliosis care involves four different aspects: specific scoliosis exercises, spinal rehabilitation, spinal remolding and bracing.
Scoliosis Care for All in Phoenix, AZ begins with a consultation to determine if a person has the typical signs associated with scoliosis. Once a scoliosis diagnosis is established then an examination should be conducted. This can include orthopedic tests, muscle strength or imbalance tests, postural evaluation (digital), a test for the angle of trunk rotation (ATR) and X-rays. Once exam findings are reviewed the appropriate care can be prescribed.
Exercises for Scoliosis Care for All in Phoenix, AZ should be designed specifically according to exam findings. They should be used to improve posture and any other deficiencies in objective findings. Exercises to develop muscles symetrically can be contraindicted to help stabilize a spine with abnormal curvatures. This is an important distinction to be made when comparing proper scoliosis care with regular and customary physical rehab. A patient with abnormal curves will not get the same results as a person who has proper alignment according to x-rays.
Posture is an important thing to correct for the appearance and perhaps the confidence of a person who has scoliosis. Posture work can help improve the spine's appearance in someone who has scoliosis. Scoliosis Centers AZ uses researched exercise methods to help people achieve their goals.
If exercise is insufficient then passive spinal rehab and remolding is used for the spine and it is just like braces for the teeth. Tension over time helps stabilize ligaments and other structures around the spine and improve the posture.
The ultimate stabilization tool for scoliosis is a 3 dimensional over corrective brace system. This is used for people that are highly motivated to avoid surgery at any age.
Online consultations are available with the doctors to start your scoliosis stabilization program. Call (480)331-9695 or fill in the info below to schedule your appointment.
Scoliosis Centers AZ use Essential Kyphosis treatment in Phoenix AZ to help people who want to avoid drugs and surgery. Conservative management of kyphosis is used for teens, adults and elderly people.
The patients at Scoliosis Centers AZ have demonstrated improvments in posture and function of the spine using Essential Kyphosis treatment in Phoenix AZ. There are specific treatments that the clinicians use to help restore normal postures to people's spinal curvatures. Abnormal spinal curvatures called kyphosis can be visualized on posture analysis from a person's side profile.
Essential Kyphosis treatment in Phoenix AZ can be beneficial for the spine to regain its strength and position but there is also evidence that as a person ages that the shape of their spine can cause overall health problems and may even have a link to mortality rate. The Annals of Internal Medicine showed in 2009 that there is a clinical significance associated with having an increased spinal kyphosis and other studies have demonstrated that there are ties to kyphosis and other health concerns like pulmonary conditions.
Scoliosis Centers AZ uses conservative, non-surgical methods to help patients improve their posture and stabilize their spinal curves. Call (480) 331-9596 to schedule a consultation or examination of your spine.
Did you know, in 2013 The New England Journal of Medicine published a multi-center study to determine whether wearing scoliosis braces would prevent the need for corrective spinal surgery in children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)? The study was cut short when the results overwhelmingly in favor of bracing.
If applied before or during the child’s growth phase, a good correction can be made and maintained.
Adolescent girls are more likely than boys to have idiopathic scoliosis, or curvature of the spine from no known cause. Rigid bracing is worn to restore spine alignment by external force.
It is a demanding treatment at a vulnerable time of life.
At Scoliosis AZ Centers we use the best non-surgical approaches to treating AIS. Our goal is to Prevent Scoliosis surgery when possible.
Scoliosis progression is at highest risk during growth spurts. Most surgeons take a wait and see approach to scoliosis despite growing evidence that conservative treatments are well supported by the scientific literature and international guidelines.
It is important that adolescents and their parents are given options to receive conservative care, such as structured observation, bracing, and/or scoliosis specific exercises.
Patients have the right to be informed of all treatment options, not just wait until it becomes a surgical case.
It is even more important in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) to explore all options, since young children’s risk of progression is very high. Children with JIS and a Cobb angle of thirty degrees or more have a 100% prognosis for surgery if not intervened.
Remember there is no cure for scoliosis and the sooner these patients and their parents are educated about the condition the better.
Adult scoliosis begins with degeneration of the discs of the spine, which then results in arthritis of the spinal joints. It's important to note that having scoliosis as an adolescent is not a prerequisite to having it as an adult. The arthritis does not occur symmetrically, and results in a spinal curve which may twist the spine 3 dimensionally. On an x-ray of a front or rear view of the spine it looks like an "S" or a "C" shape rather than a straight line. The condition is sometimes noticeable overtly, but sometimes it may not be. Scoliosis can make the waist or shoulders look uneven.
The prevalence of scoliosis in the adult population has been reported as ranging from 2% to 32%; a recent study targeting elderly volunteers showed a prevalence of more than 60%. The prevalence of degenerative scoliosis ranges from 6% to 68%
The curves may increase in size from 0.5 degrees to 2 degrees a year on average. While this may not sound like a lot, over a few decades it can add up considerably.
Patients with adult degenerative scoliosis often experience both back and leg pain. The reason is the spinal arthritis causes back pain, while the spinal stenosis may lead to buttock and leg pain. Spinal stenosis is when nerves get pinched due to the spinal arthritis leading to bony and soft tissue overgrowth. This is very different than adolescent scoliosis, where pain occurs in only 15% of patients and is usually not that severe. In adults, it can be incapacitating at times.
If you suspect you may have scoliosis see Adult Treatment for Scoliosis in Mesa's doctors who will likely perform physical examination, imaging tests, such as x-rays taken from side, and front views from which the degree of the curve is measured. An MRI can help show the extent of spinal stenosis.
It should be noted that the severity of adult scoliosis on imaging studies does not correlate directly with the severity of symptoms. Even relatively minor looking arthritis on imaging studies may cause severe pain, and vice versa.
Most adults with scoliosis are able to be managed successfully without surgery. Most cases of adult scoliosis do well with treatments that may include Adult Treatment for Scoliosis in Mesa's :
New research shows that almost 1 in 2 people over 55 Who Needs a Scoliosis Brace in Phoenix, AZ. This is a number that has grown significantly and it is important to stop and consider it because it does not start that way. As people age we are finding that something called a degenerative scoliosis begins to develop due to spinal neglect.
The spine is a highly ignored part of health education so people do not know Who Needs a Scoliosis Brace in Phoenix, AZ because we as a society have not focused on its importance. Starting out there is evidence that anywhere from 3-10% of people have scoliosis (abnormal curves in their spine) during their young development years. This may seem acceptable as a low number if the story ended there. (For those of you who know that you have scoliosis there is no percent of people that have scoliosis that is acceptable and I agree!!!). The fact that the numbers change from 10% to upwards of 50% is unacceptable if you are trying to avoid surgical intervention. Thankfully this number could be greatly managed if people knew about the simple solution of three-dimensional over corrective bracing. In order to try to improve your posture and try to avoid surgery it is important to know that bracing is an option now.
Who Needs a Scoliosis Brace in Phoenix, AZ can be answered by performing a detailed analysis that can include X-rays, digital postural analysis, orthopedic examination and motion analysis. This can be performed on an infant, a young child, an adolescent and an adult. I would love to help you avoid the degeneration of your spine over time or to stabilize your spine through bracing if you know that you have had a scoliosis diagnosis in the past.
Schedule an online consultation now and I will do all I can to help you.