If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, you may be wondering how long it takes for treatment. Scoliosis affects millions of people, mainly diagnosed in teenagers, but also affecting adults who seek diagnosis and treatment. At the Scoliosis Center of Utah, we use a combination of chiropractic care and ScoliBrace™ to provide effective treatment for scoliosis at all ages. While there are general timeframes for scoliosis treatment, the duration of treatment will depend on individual cases.
Starting Chiropractic BioPhysics®:
Chiropractic BioPhysics® is a non-invasive treatment that can help reduce scoliosis curvature by manipulating the spine. We use this approach to gradually improve the curvature of the spine and bring it back in alignment. The duration of treatment may vary depending on many factors such as the age and type of scoliosis. However, most patients will notice positive changes within the first few weeks of starting treatment.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® works by employing a strategic and methodical approach to treating scoliosis. It is a unique form of chiropractic care that combines the principles of mathematics, physics, geometry, and anatomy to correct spinal alignment. The treatment involves specific adjustments and exercises that are designed to correct postural imbalances and restore a healthier spinal curvature.
This process involves analysis of spinal alignment, posture, and movement patterns, which are then used to create a specific and personalized treatment plan. The treatment plans are then implemented through a series of controlled, gentle spinal adjustments and customized spinal traction setups. The primary objective of Chiropractic BioPhysics® is not just symptomatic relief but a comprehensive approach to spinal health that improves overall function and well-being.
Customized Spinal Traction for Scoliosis
Customized spinal traction, a core component of Chiropractic BioPhysics®, plays a crucial role in correcting the spine in the case of scoliosis. This technique utilizes specially designed equipment to gently stretch the spine, allowing for the correction of spinal curvatures caused by scoliosis. The traction targets specific areas of the spine causing an inverse deformation, thereby gradually restoring the spine’s natural curvature. Each traction setup is personalized, taking into account the patient’s specific scoliosis type, severity, and overall physical condition. This ensures that the spinal correction is effective and safe for the patient. The process requires consistent application and time, but it provides a non-invasive and sustainable solution to manage and improve scoliosis.
Mirror-Image™ Adjustments for Scoliosis
Mirror-image™ adjustments form a critical part of the Chiropractic BioPhysics® formula, serving as a powerful tool in the correction of scoliosis. These adjustments utilize the principles of counter-positioning, where the spine is gently manipulated into its mirror image – the opposite of its misalignment due to scoliosis. The primary goal of this technique is to alleviate the body’s habitual tendency towards the scoliotic curve, thereby gradually training the spine to revert back to its natural alignment.
The specificity of mirror-image™ adjustments allows for targeted correction of the spinal curvature unique to each patient’s scoliosis. These adjustments are combined with specialized exercises and traction, forming a comprehensive treatment approach that addresses not just the symptoms, but the root cause of the deformity. Over time and with consistent treatment, this method can significantly reduce the degree of spinal curvature in scoliosis patients, leading to improved posture, reduced discomfort, and enhanced overall quality of life.
ScoliBrace™ is a custom-made brace that is tailored to the patient’s body shape to help support the spine and reduce curvature further. The time span of ScoliBrace™ treatment may vary depending on the severity of the condition. Generally, patients wear the brace for at least 20 hours per day for the first 6 months. After that, they will need to wear it every day for at least 12 hours.
Treatment Duration for Children:
For children, the treatment period may be shorter because their bones are still growing, and their spine is more likely to respond to treatment. However, the duration will depend on the child’s age, gender, and scoliosis curve location. The average duration of treatment for children can vary from six months to two years, but in some severe cases, it may take longer.
Treatment Duration for Adults:
Adults who have not treated their scoliosis may require additional time to adjust. Depending on the severity of the curve, treatment may take longer and require more intensive care. The goal of treatment is to improve mobility, reduce pain and prevent further progression of the spinal curvature. While the duration may not be as fast as with children, adults do benefit from treatment.
Recovering from Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Treatment:
While surgery may seem like a quicker solution in severe cases, it’s important to consider the potential risks and long-term side effects. Surgery to correct scoliosis often involves weeks or months of recovery before the patient can resume normal activities. Whereas, non-surgical treatments involve little or no downtime. Therefore, if you or your loved one is considering scoliosis treatment, seeking non-surgical options may be a more reasonable choice that can help return back to regular activities more quickly.
Scoliosis Treatment in Midvale, UT
At The Scoliosis Center of Utah, we understand the worries and concerns surrounding scoliosis and its treatment. While the duration of treatment may vary by case, the goal of our treatment is always to improve mobility, reduce pain, and prevent further progression of the curve. Through customized treatments utilizing Chiropractic BioPhysics® and ScoliBrace™, we provide our patients with non-invasive care options that are less stressful and long-lasting. When it comes to scoliosis treatment, there are many options available. Reach out to the professionals at The Scoliosis Center of Utah to see how we can provide specialized treatment and the most realistic timelines.