“Scoliosis” is a fairly broad term used rather generically to describe any curvature of the spine, but in actual fact, there are many different forms and kinds of “scoliosis” including infantile, idiopathic juvenile, idiopathic adolescent, neuro-muscular, and degenerative.  Each of these different types of scoliosis have different origins and significantly different treatment needs.  Click here (hyperlink to https://www.TreatingScoliosis.com) to learn more about scoliosis and innovative and new non- invasive, comprehensive treatment options.

 

FAST FACTS ABOUT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS

  • Idiopathic scoliosis is more than just a spinal curvature, it has many underlying genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the cause and progression of the condition

  • Idiopathic scoliosis appears to be primarily a metabolic neuro-hormonal condition that creates a spinal curvature as the primary symptom.

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects females 7 times more than males.

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis generally develops between the ages of 10-14 in females and 12-16 in males

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis progresses during periods of rapid growth spurts.

 

 

Standard treatment approach                                                     Updated, Comprehensive treatment approach

0-25°        No treatment                                                                 Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention

25-40°      Full time rigid brace treatment                                  ScoliSMART BootCamp

50° +        Multiple level spinal fusion surgery                           ScoliSMART BootCamp with potential Scoliosis Tethering