A New Adult Scoliosis Treatment
Now Scoliosis Treatment Isn’t Just For Adolescent Scoliosis – It’s For Scoliosis For All Ages!
Most people with adult scoliosis are told that there is nothing much they can do for their scoliosis pain, other than taking medications or learning to live with their pain.
Fortunately, there have been major advances in adult scoliosis treatment and that is no longer the case. There is a new dynamic revolution in adult scoliosis treatment that has recently been adapted from a proven system used to treat adolescent scoliosis. It is called the SpineCor Dynamic bracing system for adults.
Although the SpineCor brace was initially developed over twenty years ago by two orthopedic surgeons to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis it has since been modified for the use in adult scoliosis.
Our doctors treatment many adult scoliosis for the pain associated with their advancing scoliosis and recognized the need for a similar device in the growing adult scoliosis market.
The SpineCor Adult Pain Relief Back Brace (as shown right) is available at our locations across the US. We are the most experienced providers of the SpineCor brace in the United States. Our doctors fit hundreds of patients each year with this soft brace and about half of them are adults.
Our Adult Scoliosis Treatment
So began a collaborative effort with the SpineCor manufacturer to modify their brace to better fit the needs of the adult patient. After the SpineCor Corporation confirmed the efficacy of treating adults with their dynamic brace with their own independent research, they began recommending SpineCor for adult usage. While there are other providers for the SpineCor Scoliosis brace, our doctors are the most experienced adult SpineCor providers in the country. Most SpineCor providers fit 3 -4 braces each year but our doctors fit hundreds. Going with an experienced provider is key to your success.
While children and adolescents rarely have pain associated with their scoliosis, pain is often a central feature of scoliosis in adults. Clinical research studies show that adult scoliosis tends to be progressive in nature and on average once reaching a certain point will increase by 1° per year.
Over time, imbalances in the loading of the spine caused by this slow progression result in degenerative changes in the body that are an attempt to help stabilize the structure. This slow, progressive nature of adult scoliosis is a major contributor to their chronic pain that often causes structural abnormalities that lead to arthritis, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis and even neurogenic claudication.
Comprehensive Adult Scoliosis Treatment
Since its introduction by Dr. Marc Lamantia and Dr. Gary Deutchman in April of 2009 the SpineCor brace has shown to be helpful in reducing or eliminating pain associated with scoliosis. Clinical outcomes in cases of adult scoliosis treated with a combination of the SpineCor brace and scoliosis specific exercises called the Schroth Method have proven to be highly effective in changing muscle recruitment patterns to improve posture and reduce pain with not only idiopathic scoliosis but also kyphosis (humpback) and other types of scoliosis.
Today, more and more and more patientsin their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s are being referred for adult scoliosis treatment with the SpineCor scoliosis brace and many experience immediate relief of their pain, especially when it is appropriately fitted. Careful evaluation and fitting procedures are necessary to ensure adults do not experience exacerbations of pain and nerve irritation; thus, should only be performed by a licensed physician or chiropractor that is highly experienced fitting of this dynamic device.
Adult scoliosis treatment also differs from adolescent scoliosis treatment due to the long standing dysfunction in muscle recruitment patterns that lead to abnormal motion of the spine, abnormal motion of the vertebra of the spine due to associated muscle weakness and ligament shortening that causes further degenerative change to both bone and soft tissues.
Active Release Technique For Scoliosis
Specially adapted for adult scoliosis treatment Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and chiropractic adjustments have also been found to be extremely helpful in helping lengthen and strengthen shortened tissues on the inside of the scoliosis curvatures to assist in the process of de-rotating the scoliosis spine to allow for restoration of more normal movement are reducing nerve irritation in adult scoliosis treatment.
The synergy created by combining these dynamic treatments with the SpineCor brace has shown that adults can achieve reductions in their curvatures, improved posture and cosmetic appearances despite the fact that their bones are mature. Dr. Brett Diaz, D.C. is a Certified A.R.T. provider, a Certified SpineCor provider and a Certified Nu Schroth Method provider.