While there are many different types of scoliosis treatments, some are better than others. Some have research backing in the scoliosis literature, while others remain unsupported. Without an in depth understanding of scoliosis it is difficult to determine which treatments may be right for you. In this section, we have graded different types of treatments so that you can compare them side-by-side. (For a comprehensive list of scoliosis treatments see our FREE e-book)
To help you navigate easier we have given each treatment a grade (A, B, C, D or F)
An “A” is for treatments we consider as valuable and are backed in the scoliosis literature, “B” is for treatments that hold promise but are not yet well documented in the scientific literature, “C” is for treatments that are appropriate in limited cases, “D” is for treatments of last resort and “F” is for treatments we do not recommend at all.
Before considering any type of scoliosis treatment, read about it and compare it to other treatments so you can find one that is right for you.
Report Card For Scoliosis Treatments
A. Recommended Scoliosis Treatments
1. Dynamic Scoliosis Brace – SpineCor, the “Un” Brace for scoliosis promotes reduction of curvatures with Corrective Movements
2. Scoliosis Specific Exercises – Unilateral corrective exercises that are specific for a particular scoliosis curvature type
3. Scoliosis in Adults – Provides pain relief, curve stabilization and improvement in function without the use of medications or surgery
4. Non-Surgical Protocols – Different treatments are recommended depending on the type and degree of scoliosis curvature
B. Promising Types of Scoliosis Treatments
1. Active Release Techniques – Restore more normal muscle function by relieving soft tissue adhesions caused by chronic scoliosis
C. Appropriate in Limited Cases
1. Watch & Wait – Recommended when curvature is under 10 degrees, has not progressed and with no family history of scoliosis
D. Treatments of Last Resort
1. Conventional Treatment – Generalized Physical Therapy, Generalized Exercises, Hard Bracing, Pharmaceuticals and Surgery
2. Scoliosis Surgery – When all other types of scoliosis treatment have been tried and failed, scoliosis surgery may be the last resort
F. Not Recommended
1. Hard Bracing – Immobilizes spine exacerbating right to left imbalance causing increased stiffness and postural disorganization
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