It is often painful for the individual, can lead to many life-threatening conditions involving the heart, lungs, etc; and can often be a source of embarrassment due to abnormal head, shoulder, and hip positions. Approximately 2-4% of children develop scoliosis.
There are two major categories of scoliosis with different types classified within:
Childhood: usually known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. There are many different theories but no one knows for certain why these occur.
Adult: adult onset (de novo) degenerative scoliosis. Can be related to undiscovered childhood scoliosis or may result from other congenital (due to birth) anomalies or acquired spinal problems.
The most important aspect of scoliosis care is proper management:
Providing the Right Care at the Right Time
It is common to “wait and see” with smaller curves, however, in addition to understanding the risk factors associated with curve progression, the BEST results are attained when a smaller curve is treated early with the right type of treatment.
Early Detection + Early Intervention = Better Correction
We are pleased to offer the latest and best in scoliosis care for earlier intervention and have proudly partnered with ScoliCare® makers of the ScoliBrace®. This unique system creates a customized brace for the wearer and is the most advanced and effective brace to date.