atch and wait. That’s probably what your doctor told you to do about your daughter or son’s scoliosis. Or worse, the majority of scoliosis deformities of the spine go undiagnosed because those in charge of screenings do not have the proper medical training. Unfortunately, this should not be left to the school nurse to perform a simple scoliosis screening. In fact, attempting to diagnosis scoliosis purely from viewing posture can prove detrimental to your children’s health.
Given the severity of scoliosis and the myriad of health disorders associated with it, you don’t want to leave this up to an 80% fail rate of detection, which is what we currently see. Your child may not have any pain symptoms at all and that is misleading. The only way to truly determine if your child has scoliosis or is predisposed is to get definitive imaging done, typically through radiographs or X-rays. Spinal health is not something leave to ‘guess work’.
Waiting isn’t the answer.
Any degree of abnormal postural alignment of your spine is deleterious to your health therefore waiting and allowing the scoliosis to progress is not smart. At Advanced Spinal Institute, we perform corrective spinal care and restore the structural curvatures to the spine. It is our specialty. Your spine could have major damage to it, no matter the degree of deformity, even though you may not be medically diagnosed with scoliosis. Sometimes it’s not fully correctable but you can still prevent it from progressing in many cases. Either way, you want to ensure your spinal health is as optimal as you can achieve in this life. If you do need surgery your spine is predisposed to degenerate and deteriorate even faster. In all cases, lifetime spinal care is of the utmost importance. If you or your children have not been properly checked by leading physicians specializing in spinal health, schedule an appointment with us today.
Scoliosis doesn’t just affect children.
In fact, Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is the second most common cause of scoliosis leading to adult spinal deformities, organ issues and drastically reduced quality of life. If you notice you or a loved one are developing poor posture, it is time to get into the clinic and see how much correction we can achieve. At minimum, we at Advanced Spinal Institute can help to prevent it from degenerating faster. Loss of healthy mid-back curves (abnormal spinal alignment of which scoliosis is a type) has the most medical research supporting how it impacts everything in life. That impact ranges from from loss of independence and poor quality of life, to lung and organ issues, neurological diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, and even early death.