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Scoliosis is a complex condition that affects as many as 7 million people in the United States alone. The condition refers to a curvature in the spinal column. In most cases, this is a lateral curve from side to side that can occur in various parts of the spine, but this condition affects more than just the spinal column.
What Is Scoliosis?
It is important to realize that scoliosis is not a disease, but rather a medical term that is used to describe any type of abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can refer to a spine that is shaped like the letter C, a backwards letter C or the letter S.
In children, the most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis, or scoliosis with no known cause. In adults, degenerative scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine which occurs as the result of degeneration of the facet joints, is most common.
While the exact cause of idiopathic scoliosis is unknown, it is important to note that it is not caused by activities like sports, exercise or carrying or lifting heavy objects. Scoliosis also does not occur as the result of sleeping in the wrong position or minor differences in the length of the legs.
In children and young adults, the degree of spinal curve is known to worsen as the spine continues to grow. Degenerative, or adult-onset, scoliosis also tends to worsen over time, so early treatment is advised.
Scoliosis Treatment Using The Schroth Method
Unfortunately, there is no one magic treatment for scoliosis. In order to successfully treat this debilitating condition, it is necessary to customize the treatment based upon the specific needs of each individual. At Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, our team of chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical professionals specialize in the Schroth Method for scoliosis.
The Schroth Method is a physical therapy approach specifically designed to treat scoliosis. This is an effective non-surgical option safe for all ages and has the sole purpose of returning the spine to its natural position using physical exercises. Our Schroth scoliosis specialists will evaluate each patient personally and recommend exercises tailored to what you need. Make no mistake, this is not a one-size-fits all therapy. It’s a treatment that addresses the unique spine curvatures of each person suffering from scoliosis.
Our dynamic approach focuses on restoring muscular symmetry and making you aware of your posture throughout the day. Not only do we help treat you in our office, we provide you with particular exercises to do at home to improve this degenerative condition. Don’t wait another second for this to worsen. Take back your life and allow us to develop a fully customized scoliosis treatment plan for you.
If you are suffering from scoliosis in Denver, don’t wait for the condition to get worse. Call Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab today at 303-757-7280 to schedule your free initial consultation.