At the Scoliosis Center of Utah, we often receive the same question: “if I’m too old for treatment, am I stuck with scoliosis?” Adults who have been living with scoliosis their whole lives often feel like the only option available to them is surgery. Sometimes, even surgery isn’t an option for people who have passed a certain age threshold or are deemed inappropriate candidates for other reasons. This leaves many people, middle-aged adults in particular, asking that same question: “am I stuck with scoliosis?” If you’d like to discover whether scoliosis is a lifelong diagnosis after a certain age, read on to find out more!
My body’s not growing anymore. Is it too late to correct scoliosis?
It’s never too late to improve abnormal curvature in the spine!
The truth is, even for individuals without traditional scoliosis, sometimes moving bones and joints back into perfect alignment is unrealistic. This applies to people of all ages. Every individual’s body flexibility and adaptability are different. For some, their bones and joints are malleable and rapidly change positioning in the body. For others, there is rigidity and stiffness that can require longer and more intensive treatment. In the end, every with differing durations of treatment, two people with varying levels of body malleability may achieve different results.
At the Scoliosis Center of Utah, we work on moving the joints toward balanced posture and alignment within the body’s limits. This is what makes the techniques used at the Scoliosis Center of Utah different from anything else available today. Using physics and geometry, as well as cutting-edge bracing technology (when appropriate), we create revolutionary changes in the spinal structure without invasive methods.
If I’m over the age of 20 – 25, can I still experience results?
Yes. Although the bone structure of the body is expected to stop developing and growing in density somewhere in your twenties, your bones and joints can still move and change even after they stop developing. While the amount of movement may vary from person to person, it’s still possible to experience relief from scoliosis after the age of 25.
Does scoliosis treatment hurt? What should I expect?
While scoliosis surgery and other forms of invasive treatment may cause lasting pain, the Scoliosis Center of Utah does not practice any kinds of invasive treatments. Chiropractic BioPhysics® and ScoliBrace® are both non-invasive, gentle treatments that slowly mobilize the bones and joints to produce structural changes in the body. You should not expect pain or discomfort from these treatments. Instead, anticipate gentle pressure that is customized to your body’s needs.
What kind of consultation is required to receive scoliosis treatment?
At the Scoliosis Center of Utah, we don’t provide care without completing a thorough assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for our care, which is non-invasive, gentle, and relies on biomechanics to move the bones and joints of the body.
If you’re seeking treatment at the Scoliosis Center of Utah, you should expect a comprehensive assessment that includes x-rays, digital imaging, and a physical exam. Dr. Katalina Dean, clinical director and lead of the Scoliosis Center of Utah will ensure that treatment does not proceed without understanding the precise condition and position of your spine. Once your needs are understood, treatment can proceed.
Be wary of seeking treatment without receiving a complete and comprehensive consultation that seeks to understand your symptoms, conditions, and spinal posture!
What if I choose surgery for scoliosis?
Sometimes people choose surgery for scoliosis because they feel like it’s their best or only option. If you or a loved one has chosen surgery to correct scoliosis, then it’s likely that you’re already aware of the risks that come with it. Surgery for scoliosis cannot guarantee a reduction in pain, nor is it always able to produce complete postural alignment. That being said, surgery can be a viable option in some situations.
If you’ve experienced surgery and are still in pain, or are considering alternatives to surgery, schedule a consultation at the Scoliosis Center of Utah to determine whether treatment is right for you.
Can I still go about my life during scoliosis treatment?
Unlike surgery, which usually leaves patients out of commission for weeks or months, treatment at the Scoliosis Center of Utah is non-invasive and gentle. You can still go about your life during our scoliosis treatment, and most activities will be allowable and encouraged to help your body maintain mobility and circulation.
Whether you’re being treated with Chiropractic BioPhysics®, a Denneroll® orthotic device, or the ScoliBrace®, you can still go about your life and participate in most activities and occupations.
Do I have to commit to treatment for life if I choose The Scoliosis Center of Utah?
It depends on your unique situation. Age, body, and lifestyle factors all play an important role in treatment at the Scoliosis Center of Utah. Our treatment is designed to move the bones and joints of the body from the outside in, using geometry, physics, and our advanced, science-backed techniques. Each person’s body will be affected differently, and the way your body responds to treatment will determine the recommended frequency for how often you return for care.
Many individuals find that our care makes such a positive impact on their lives that they want to incorporate it into their lives indefinitely. Chiropractic BioPhysics®, a technique that The Scoliosis Center of Utah uses to help produce spinal changes, is associated with less pain, more mobility, mental clarity, and enhanced nervous system function, which can affect nearly every process in the body positively.
Best Scoliosis Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah
If you’re looking for the best scoliosis treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah, look no further than The Scoliosis Center of Utah. Dr. Katalina Dean focuses on providing corrective care for those who have been diagnosed with scoliosis, or suspect that they are suffering from scoliosis.
Call us to discover what kind of transformative care Dr. Katalina Dean and the team of The Scoliosis Center of Utah can offer you today.