5 Steps to Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention
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• Between the ages of 8-14
• Thin or lanky body shape
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For many early stage scoliosis patients, treatment will be a necessary and ongoing process until they reach skeletal maturity (16-17 for females and 18-20 for males). And some patients will require ongoing treatment throughout life. However, the risk of progression significant curve progression in skeletally immature patients and skeletally mature patients can greatly reduced by developing a "20/25 vision" ongoing treatment plan during their "growing years" and before skeletal maturity.
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Wear posture re-training weights for 15-20 min and perform customized spinal exercise program: 25-30 min (total) in morning or after school
Evening before going to bed:
Wear posture re-training weights for 15-20 min and perform customized spinal exercise program
Spinal molding program in bed 15-20 min: 30-40 min (total) in evening
Generally this routine is required for at least 90-120 days before scoliosis stability is achieved; At that point, a re-evaluation can determine further recommendations.
Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention and Treatment
How is Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention different?
It is the only program that is specifically targeted for treating scoliosis patients who have spinal curvatures from 0-25 degrees who want a pro-active, non-invasive treatment option to the “watch & wait” treatment option recommendation. Unlike soft or rigid braces, the early stage scoliosis intervention program can achieve actual reduction and stabilization of the spinal curvature, while reducing the risk of future scoliotic curve progression at the same time.
This is primarily accomplished by utilizing advanced neuro-muscular rehabilitation techniques that not only result in curve reduction/stabilization, but actually re-trains the patient’s brain to learn how to hold the spine in a straighter position. This brain re-education process can result in long-term treatment outcomes that spinal bracing doesn’t even attempt to offer.
Early stage scoliosis intervention is an pro-active scoliosis treatment alternative to the “watch & wait” recommendation.
Unlike spinal braces, advanced neuro-muscular rehabilitation methods actually re-train the brain to hold the new “straighter” spinal position and allow for long-term treatment outcomes
Early Stage Scoliosis vs Early On-set Scoliosis
Early stage scoliosis is not the same as early on-set scoliosis. The term “early on-set scoliosis” is primarily used to describe scoliosis that begins its on-set in children under the age of 5 years old and would be considered infantile or juvenile scoliosis. Early stage scoliosis, often referred to as “mild” scoliosis, is considered to be the beginning stages of adolescent idiopathic (meaning unknown cause) scoliosis (AIS); which makes up over 80% of all cases of scoliosis.
National Scoliosis Foundation Supports the Early Intervention of Scoliosis The early detection and treatment of scoliosis is essential to minimize the affects of this condition and provide patients with healthcare options that are less expensive, less August 10, 2010 painful and less invasive. Most scoliosis spine specialists agree that surgery should be a last resort and efforts should be taken to keep the curve from reaching 45 degrees.