Explore Corrective Bracing and Chiropractic for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is diagnosed as the excessive curvature of a person’s spine. Often, the condition worsens during adolescence when the body experiences a growth spurt. This can lead to a wide range of problems in adult life – everything from gastrointestinal ailments caused by impeded nerve signals, to slipped discs caused by postural imbalances.
The causes of scoliosis may be hereditary and research has demonstrated that miscommunication between the brain and the spinal cord is a likely culprit. Severity of the condition depends on the individual and when it’s diagnosed, though it tends to be a lifelong concern to some degree. Modern chiropractic does offer some hope in correcting scoliosis, however.
One well-documented option involves bracing for scoliosis. The ScoliBrace is a revolutionary tool for correcting idiopathic scoliosis by shifting the spine in the opposite direction of its off-kilter curvature. It’s part of a technique called “mirror image adjusting,” which is a cornerstone of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a respected modality of chiropractic care.
The trusted team at Elevation Health specializes in treating scoliosis patients in Salt Lake, City UT using the ScoliBrace and mirror image adjustments.
What is the ScoliBrace?
This brace is unique in that it achieves a super corrective position and has demonstrated incredible results for patients. ScoliBrace helps with shoulder levels, rib humping, and overall body appearance. The brace is designed based on three-dimensional body scans, along with X-rays and photos of the condition. The solution is completely individualized for every patient, following the CBP tenant that ‘every spine is unique.’
ScoliBrace has proven effective with juvenile, adolescent, and adult cases of idiopathic scoliosis. About four out of five scoliosis cases involve teens, and this is where the brace is most effective. It trains the spine to grow into proper formation during puberty and developmental years, correcting wayward curvature and improving the body’s appearance. A healthy spine is crucial as the child grows into adulthood, as lower back pain is one of the most frequently reported health problems in adults.
Why choose ScoliBrace?
After consulting with a physician, many idiopathic scoliosis patients believe surgery is the only long-term option. However, this is an expensive, invasive procedure resulting in a long recovery period. Using a scoliosis brace often means avoiding surgery. A New England Journal of Medicine study found that using a brace frequently actually prevented the need for surgery.
For those who may feel self-conscious about wearing a brace, there are a number of benefits. ScoliBrace fits on the front of the body and is easy to take on and off without assistance. We even offer a variety of colors and patterns to customize the brace.
Once the brace is designed and fitted to your or your child’s needs, your chiropractor will work to create a long-term solution. This will include regular check-ups to ensure adjustments aren’t necessary, and if they are, to perform these adjustments to stay on track to corrective wellness.
Here at Elevation Health, we’re experts in scoliosis treatment in Salt Lake City, UT. Contact us today to learn more about our revolutionary Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program and to set up a complimentary consultation for a potential ScoliBrace fitting.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.