What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. But when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight.
The most commonly found type of scoliosis is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin. Research however into the cause of scoliosis seems to suggest that there is often a genetic factor which affects the control of the growth of the spine.
Scoliosis can affect both children and adults. In children, it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows.
Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 11 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 10 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). Scoliosis can also occur in adults with no previous history, due to spinal degeneration and advancing age. This is called (De Novo scoliosis).
The effects of scoliosis include poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. In rare cases, scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems.
If scoliosis is detected and treated early, patients can avoid these symptoms in many cases. If left untreated, scoliosis can sometimes require surgery. In surgical cases, the bones of the spine are sometimes fused together and metal rods are inserted to try to straighten the spine. If the correct approach is used early enough, bracing is an effective treatment for halting the progression of scoliosis curves and reducing the need for surgery.
In adults, pain and poor posture are the most common complaints. Sometimes ongoing progression can also be an issue. Often regularly prescribed treatments for the pain associated with adult scoliosis do not help. Fortunately, new treatments such as the adult brace and intensive exercise rehabilitation offer these patients new hope.
Scoliosis Treatment Options
A ScoliBrace is an over-corrective brace. It works by guiding the body and spine into a posture that is the opposite of how the scoliosis is shaped. Curve reduction may be achieved while improving the overall appearance of the body.
For many older adults, their scoliosis can cause discomfort or pain, and affect their body appearance and ability to do some everyday things. For younger adults, while their scoliosis may not cause them pain, it may affect posture and body cosmetics, and they don’t want it to progress and impact further on their life.
ScoliBrace opens and closes at the front making it easy to wear and remove without assistance.
ScoliBrace can be used for Adult Scoliosis originating from a pre-existing adolescent scoliosis, or for the development of scoliosis in adulthood (De Novo Scoliosis).
Each ScoliBrace is custom designed for the individual based on body scans, x-rays and posture photos. It is then fitted for that patient, to ensure a tailored treatment approach.
Easy to Wear
ScoliBrace opens and closes at the front making it easy to wear and remove without assistance. Those designed for adults are low profile, that are nearly invisible under clothing.
Chiropractic BioPhysics has helped patients with:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Headache / Migraines
- Postural Deformities
- Shoulder Pain
- Trouble Sleeping
- Low Metabolism
- High Blood Pressure
- Acid Reflux / GERD
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Disc Herniation
Back Pain • Neck Pain • Scoliosis • Auto Accidents
Leaders in the Field
The PostureWorks Co-Founders, Drs. Jason Miller and Scott Levin, serve as Instructors for Chiropractic BioPhysics Seminars, and Dr. Miller serves as a board member for CBP NonProfit Research. PostureWorks is not only sought out by patients looking to receive the best treatment possible but by students and doctors competing for spots in the PostureWorks Preceptor and Residency Programs.