Adult Scoliosis Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
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Understanding Adult Scoliosis
Scoliosis in adults is diagnosed when the spine curves more than 10 degrees to the side, accompanied by rotation. Visible signs of scoliosis include uneven hips and shoulders, a noticeable spinal curvature from behind or the side, and one shoulder appearing more prominent than the other. These signs can be identified during a basic physical exam, but diagnostic imaging such as X-rays is required for a definitive diagnosis.
Causes of Adult Scoliosis
The causes of adult scoliosis can vary, with some cases being a progression of idiopathic scoliosis from adolescence and others resulting from degenerative conditions, previous spinal surgeries, or pelvic obliquity. Common degenerative conditions leading to adult scoliosis include osteoporosis, arthritis, and previous spinal surgeries that may have weakened the spine or resulted in poor outcomes.
Symptoms and Risk Factors
Adult scoliosis can lead to more severe symptoms than those typically experienced in childhood, including discomfort, pain, and difficulty performing everyday activities. Risk factors for developing adult scoliosis include age (with a higher incidence in individuals over 40 and especially those over 60), family history, and gender, with women being more likely to develop the condition.
Adults with scoliosis may experience a range of symptoms, including asymmetrical shoulders, a prominent shoulder blade, rib hump, asymmetrical waist, a tilted pelvis, leaning to one side, back pain, difficulty finding comfortable positions for sitting or sleeping, and changes in bladder or bowel function. These symptoms can vary in severity but often impact the individual’s quality of life.
Treatment Options for Scoliosis
At our clinic in Fort Collins, we specialize in non-surgical treatments for adult scoliosis, aiming to manage the condition, prevent progression, and improve the patient’s quality of life. Our approach includes a thorough evaluation, the use of innovative bracing solutions such as the ScoliBrace, and personalized exercise programs to strengthen the supporting muscles and ligaments of the spine.
Bracing with ScoliBrace:
The ScoliBrace is a 3D custom-molded brace designed to correct spinal curvature and reduce pain. It provides external support to the spine, aiding in muscle, ligament, and tendon alignment. Unlike traditional braces, the ScoliBrace is lightweight, breathable, and comfortable, ensuring better compliance and effectiveness in treatment.
Posture Correction and Exercises:
In addition to bracing, posture correction and specific scoliosis-based exercises play a crucial role in managing adult scoliosis. These exercises aim to strengthen the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine, improve flexibility, reduce stiffness, and increase the range of motion. Our team will work with you to develop a tailored plan involving posture correction and exercises to achieve the best results.
Preventing and Managing Complications:
While adult scoliosis can lead to complications such as difficulty breathing, nerve compression, uneven wear and tear on the spine, and decreased lung function, early detection, and proper management can help prevent or delay these issues. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, regularly visiting your scoliosis specialist, and ensuring proper management of the condition are key strategies to prevent complications and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Adult scoliosis is a condition that requires comprehensive care and attention. We are committed to providing personalized, non-surgical treatment options to manage the condition, alleviate symptoms, and improve the quality of life for adults dealing with scoliosis. If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of adult scoliosis, we encourage you to reach out and schedule a free consultation today. Take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free future with Square One Health.
How do you diagnose Adult Scoliosis?
Our team in Fort Collins conducts comprehensive scoliosis screenings, visual inspections, physical assessments, postural evaluations, and utilizes advanced imaging techniques like X-rays and MRI for accurate diagnosis.
What non-surgical treatment options are available?
We offer scoliosis bracing with ScoliBrace, rehabilitation, and specific exercises tailored to strengthen the supporting muscles and ligaments of the spine.
Can Adult Scoliosis be treated without surgery?
Yes, we specialize in non-surgical treatments to manage and alleviate the symptoms of Adult Scoliosis, prevent progression, and improve quality of life.
What is the ScoliBrace and how does it help in treating Adult Scoliosis?
The ScoliBrace is an innovative 3D custom-molded brace designed to correct spinal curvature and reduce pain, providing external support to the spine and aiding in muscle, ligament, and tendon alignment.
How does early detection of Adult Scoliosis benefit the patient?
Early detection allows for timely intervention, preventing progression, alleviating symptoms, and ensuring better long-term outcomes.
Why choose your clinic for Adult Scoliosis treatment?
We offer expert care, personalized treatment plans, and access to the latest advancements in scoliosis treatment, ensuring improved mobility, reduced pain, and enhanced quality of life.
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