ScoliCare: World leaders in scoliosis

How to treat scoliosis

Research suggests that early intervention, with more active non-surgical treatments, can play an important role in treating scoliosis however there is no one size fits all solution. Choosing the right treatment for scoliosis relies on first being able to accurately assess and measure it.

Innovative bracing technology

Bracing has been used as an early intervention treatment for scoliosis for decades. There are many types of scoliosis braces ranging from soft dynamic braces to rigid over-corrective braces. ScoliCare use 3D scanning technology to produce completely customized spinal braces for each patient.

How to detect scoliosis

There are a number of ‘warning signs’ to look for to indicate that perhaps you or someone you know has scoliosis. Use our guide here as an initial check. If you notice any one or more of these signs, you should consult a trained Scoliosis Clinician for a full assessment.

Scoliosis diagnosis and treatment

Each case of scoliosis is unique and, depending on severity, age and mobility, treatment options must meet the needs of the individual. This is why scoliosis treatment for teenagers varies from the adult options.

The time of diagnosis can be stressful for the patient (as well as the parents). We are happy to discuss any concerns or doubts you have as we understand that knowledge and information are key to moving forward with a successful treatment program. There are certain things that every parent needs to know and reading more helps to gain knowledge to enable you to better understand scoliosis and give your child (or yourself if you are an adult patient) the needed support.

If you would like to discuss your personal case or the scoliosis assessment and treatment services we offer, please feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in regard to scoliosis treatment for yourself or your child.

FAQs

You may have a suspicion that you or your child has scoliosis, and there are certain ways to detect scoliosis that can help. Scolicare also offers a free app you can download to assist with doing an online check to make things simpler and easier. These self-help options are available for your convenience; however, you will require a professional opinion to be certain. That is where Scolicare comes in.

As one of the very few dedicated scoliosis clinics, we are committed to remaining at the global forefront of scoliosis treatments options. Your GP or physio may have referred you to us, and we also co-manage holistic treatment plans with other health professionals should that be in your best interests, or simply something you prefer.

Depending on the severity of your scoliosis, there are non-surgical scoliosis treatment options available. We strive to avoid the invasiveness of surgery though this is not always possible. One method of treatment is bracing, which prevents the curvature from worsening and potentially prevents the need for surgery once the bones stop growing. Another method is to undertake a scoliosis-specific exercise program which may or may not be required in conjunction with bracing.

As with all medical treatments, a consultation will be needed to ascertain the best possible method for a successful outcome. Consideration is also given to the age of the patient outside of the actual condition, where they are in their growth cycle, and how best to allow them to continue to participate in their normal life activities while undertaking treatment. Should surgery be determined as the most appropriate treatment for you, we will refer you to a specialist scoliosis surgeon.

Generally, scoliosis surgery is reserved for spinal curvatures of more than 50 degrees or in cases where other treatments are not viable. We prefer to offer alternatives to surgery where possible to help the patient recover from scoliosis with as little discomfort and inconvenience as possible. Depending on whether it’s an infant, juvenile, adolescent or adult presenting with scoliosis symptoms, the treatment options can be varied, depending on the severity of scoliosis.

We highly recommend a visit to our clinic to discuss the appropriate treatment methods available to suit your diagnosis and lifestyle requirements. You may simply require scoliosis-specific exercises, or it may be determined that you will benefit more from a brace, or you may require both. In the event surgery is deemed appropriate we are here to guide you through the process from offering surgical referrals to our network of scoliosis surgeons and will assist you through the recovery stages. That being said, non-surgical scoliosis treatment is our main aim wherever possible.

Booking in a consultation is the first step towards seeking effective treatment for scoliosis. During your consultation, we will work to ascertain precisely how your spine is placed and any kind of potential future movement of your spine that may be required. From here, we can begin to discuss the most effective scoliosis treatment, whether that is exercise or a brace, a combination of both, or surgery as a last resort.

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