Our practice focuses on alternative treatment of scoliosis for both adults and adolescents with our scoliosis systems to help you relieve pain and avoid scoliosis surgery using the latest innovations in conservative scoliosis treatment.
Adult Scoliosis Treatment
Since adults are done growing that means the structural component of their curve is essentially set, but just because bony changes have already occurred doesn’t mean that conservative treatment cannot help adults with scoliosis. That’s because every scoliosis has both a structural and a postural component of the curve. The postural component is the collapse of the curve over time due to gravity, which can be upwards of 20% of the total curve.
In adults the gradual collapse of the spine due to the progression of the curves is what eventually causes pain. Fortunately this collapse due to muscular imbalance is usually quite correctable in most adults. While an adult shouldn’t expect total eliminate your curves with our treatments, you can expect elimination or reduction of your pain and postural distortion with our corrective movement therapies.
Our treatment is designed to help you naturally improve your overall body’s posture by moving it more towards mid-line by lengthen and strengthen the specifically shortened and weakened muscles in your spine. This allows you to improve the postural collapse of your curve, which is causing your pain. This can diminish your scoliosis curves and help you take control of your curves without the need for an invasive scoliosis surgery.
Our unique brand of scoliosis treatments in the Washington D.C. area combines the Schroth Method of Scoliosis Exercises with SpineCor to help both adolescents and adults relieve pain related to their scoliosis and avoid surgery.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment
Right around the onset of puberty is when scoliosis most commonly starts. This is due to the rapid growth of the spinal column and hormonal changes resulting in a delay of the growth plate on one side of the vertebra that results in the initial lateral bending of the spine.
If left untreated, the bones will continue to grow unevenly causing the spine to bend and twist This can cause secondary changes to occur like the development of a rib hump on the side of the curve and a flattened area on the other side. The rest of the body has to adapt to these central changes, which further reinforces the abnormal scoliosis patterns causing them to progress in the vicious cycle of scoliosis.
The conventional medical recommendation is often to just to “watch & wait” and do nothing. Yet this advice often leads to further progression of the curve which making the scoliosis even more difficult to correct. In our practice we recommend instead to intervene as early as possible, when the scoliosis is most correctable. By providing conservative measures while your child’s still growing can help them reduce their scoliosis curvatures by assisting the delayed side growth plate catch up. This helps reduce the structural component (changes in the bones of the spine) resulting in a permanent reduction.
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Our Washington D.C. Scoliosis Treatment Includes:
- SpineCor Dynamic Scoliosis Brace
- Nu-Schroth Scoliosis Exercises
- Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
- Formetric Rastersterography
- Custom Orthotics
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