Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis is a rare form of scoliosis that manifests in children under the age of three. Unlike other types of scoliosis, the term “idiopathic” implies that the specific cause of the spinal curvature is unknown. This condition involves an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, often accompanied by vertebral rotation. Diagnosis is typically made through clinical evaluation and imaging studies, and early detection is crucial for effective management. While some cases may resolve spontaneously, others may require intervention such as bracing or, in severe instances, surgery. Close monitoring and a collaborative approach involving pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, and physical therapists are essential to ensure appropriate care and support for infants with this condition.
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS)
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS) is a form of scoliosis that manifests in children between the ages of 4 and 10. As with other idiopathic types of scoliosis, the exact cause is unknown. JIS is characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, often accompanied by vertebral rotation, and it is typically diagnosed through clinical examination and imaging studies. The condition may progress during the child’s growth spurt, making early detection crucial for effective management. Treatment approaches can include observation, bracing, and in some cases, surgery. A multidisciplinary approach involving orthopedic specialists, pediatricians, and physical therapists is often employed to monitor the progression of scoliosis, determine the appropriate intervention, and provide comprehensive care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with JIS.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis, typically emerging during the growth spurt of puberty, between the ages of 10 and 18. As an idiopathic condition, the precise cause of AIS remains unknown. Characterized by a lateral curvature of the spine and often accompanied by vertebral rotation, AIS can vary in severity. Regular monitoring through clinical examination and imaging studies is crucial to assess the progression of the curvature. Treatment approaches range from observation for mild cases to bracing or, in more severe instances, surgical intervention to correct the spinal deformity. Chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals collaborate to tailor treatment plans, providing comprehensive care to adolescents with AIS to manage symptoms and promote spinal health during this critical period of growth and development.
Adult scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine that develops in individuals aged 18 and older. Unlike scoliosis in adolescents, adult scoliosis is often the result of degenerative changes in the spine, such as arthritis, spinal disc degeneration, or uneven wear on the vertebral joints. This condition can cause pain, stiffness, and a noticeable curvature that may progress over time. Treatment options for adult scoliosis include physical therapy, pain management, and in some cases, surgical intervention to address severe deformities or alleviate persistent symptoms. The approach to managing adult scoliosis is highly individualized, taking into account factors such as the degree of curvature, the presence of symptoms, and the overall health of the individual. A multidisciplinary team, including CPB chiropractors and physical therapists, collaborates to tailor treatment plans that improve the quality of life and functional outcomes for adults affected by scoliosis.