Symmetry in Alameda Now Offers the Scoliosis Brace™ for Adolescent Scoliosis Patients!
Scoliosis is a condition defined by abnormal curvatures of the spine. There are many different types; the most common type is called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which is more prevalent in young girls between the ages of 10 and 12. Currently about 4% of all adolescents in the US are suffering from scoliosis 1. For these young girls, it isn’t just a cosmetic problem. They can experience pain and organ dysfunction, and as they grow will likely suffer from an early onset of spinal degeneration. More importantly, diminished physical function, poor self-image and poor social function are all symptoms of this progressive condition. It is also very important to point out that scoliosis can start as early as infancy in some cases. The earlier the onset of the scoliotic curve, the more likely it is to progress as the individual grows.
Unfortunately, treatment options for this progressive disease are very limited. Most practitioners choose to monitor the progression and wait until the abnormal curves are to the point that surgery is needed. Others offer bracing options in an effort to try and slow down the rate at which the curves are worsening.
Here at Symmetry in Alameda, we specialize in structural spinal correction for many conditions including scoliosis. We have helped many patients reduce their curves and maintain them, in turn they have less pain and dysfunction. We are also very excited to announce that we now offer a new state of the art bracing system for the correction of scoliosis.
If you or someone you know is suffering from scoliosis, don’t wait to the point that surgery is needed to correct the curves. Take advantage of Symmetry’s free scoliosis assessment and learn about other more effective treatment options. Call us at 510-769-0125 to schedule your free consultation.
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