Our Kelowna chiropractors have a wealth of experience treating patients with scoliosis. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from scoliosis, contact us immediately as early treatment provides the best opportunity for ensuring long term health.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a progressive abnormal sideways curvature of the spine seen in both children and adults. Often times the cause of scoliosis is unknown; however, research shows us that 2-4% of children will develop some form of scoliosis and 40% of adults aged 50-80 with lower back pain have a scoliosis. Scoliosis can have detrimental effects on one’s health and future should it be allowed to progress.
Things like poor posture, shoulder humps, muscle weakness and pain in all are commonly seen with scoliosis; however, it can also lead to heart and lung problems. That is why evidence shows the prognosis for scoliosis is best when it is discovered early on in life and treated accordingly. Our Kelowna chiropractors can help identify and treat scoliosis to help you live your life comfortably and to the fullest!
How Do I Know If I Have Scoliosis?
You can perform a simple at home exam of yourself or a loved one to determine if you may have scoliosis. This exam is done through a few questions and observations of the spine. Please note, proper examinations of the spine to correctly determine scoliosis and treatment should always be completed by a chiropractor with extensive knowledge on and experience with treating scoliosis.
At Aligned Chiropractic in Kelowna it is our desire to provide the best possible scoliosis treatment and literally change the course of our patient’s future. That is why we have specialized our training to include the ScoliBrace in our Kelowna scoliosis treatment. The ScoliBrace, combined with Chiropractic Biophysics, allows us to achieve superior correction and stabilization of the spine.
What Is a Scolibrace?
The ScoliBrace is the latest technology in bracing for scoliosis, helping to reduce scoliosis pain. Unlike other rigid braces (ie Boston Brace) that simply aim to stop a developing scoliosis from progressing, the ScoliBrace uses 3D technology to help position the body in an over-corrected, or mirror image position, thus training the spine to return towards its normal structure. In the majority of cases, reduction of curves can be achieved in addition to improvements to posture and overall appearance. We strongly suggest a ScoliBrace as part of our Kelowna scoliosis treatment.
The ScoliBrace is covered by most private insurance plans. The ScoliBrace is classified as a Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis (commonly referred to as a “TLSO” brace). In order to be covered under your benefits, many insurance companies require that a custom spinal brace (or “orthosis”) be rigid, made of metal or plastic. The ScoliBrace is a rigid brace, and therefore has a greater likelihood of being covered by your insurance plan.
- Curves 20º – 60º
- All curve types
- Full time or Part time wear
- Curves 10º – 25º
- Night time brace
- Single lumbar, thoracolumber and thoracic
- Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
- Hyper Kyphosis
- Thoracolumber Kyphosis
- Anterior Sagittal Balance
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any more questions or concerns about our services, do not hesitate to give us a call. Our Kelowna Health & Chiropractic experts will be happy to answer your questions.
Unfortunately, there is no good evidence that points to spinal deformities being reliably prevented. More than 80% of scoliosis cases are due to undetermined causes. However, scoliosis is treatable and with proper care, large improvements can be seen.
No, if you decide to not take any treatment, the only thing you can do is hope the condition doesn’t worsen. For children, seeking care early is essential as the spine is still growing and can become much worse if left untreated.
For children, it can be until they stop growing. For adults, it is much more undetermined, but typically in all cases, braces are worn as long as they are needed. The braces we supply are comfortable, offer support and will provide relief.
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