Scoliosis treatment options

Scoliosis can affect anyone at any age, and the effect it has on the patient's day to day life varies greatly from one case to the next. As a result, there isn't a one-size-fits-all treatment option for scoliosis - we at Scoliosis SOS take each individual's circumstances into account in order to create a tailor-made treatment that is designed to help their specific needs. The treatment options we recommend have the unique idiosyncrasies of your condition in mind at all times.

The right form of scoliosis treatment for you will often depend on how severe your curve is; for instance, many medical professionals will recommend surgery if your curve is beyond a certain angle. However, surgery is far from the only available option - here is a broad overview of some of the scoliosis treatment options that are currently available to individuals with curved spines:

Scoliosis surgery

Surgery

Surgical intervention is often recommended in very severe cases of scoliosis. Spinal fusion surgery treats the condition by anchoring tiny rods, hooks and screws to the spine itself. By applying a bone graft that eventually fuses with the spine, surgery aims to prevent your spine from curving any further. To learn what it's like to undergo spinal fusion surgery, read our blog post on the subject here.

Bracing

Bracing

If the patient is still growing (i.e. a child or teenager), they may have to wear a brace to prevent their spinal curve progressing while their body finishes growing. Bracing doesn't reverse spinal curvature, but it can be an effective way to prevent scoliosis from getting worse.

Scoliogold

Physical Therapy

Many patients would rather avoid surgery if possible because of the risks associated with the spinal fusion procedure. This is why we created the ScolioGold therapy programmme: to help patients seeking a less invasive treatment that actually works. ScolioGold therapy combines various non-surgical methods that have been proven to help improve the effects of the condition. Here are just a few of the techniques we use to provide scoliosis sufferers with a real alternative to scoliosis surgery:

When a combination of these treatments are tailored to your specific circumstances, it can drastically reduce your Cobb angle.

If you are looking for non-surgical scoliosis treatment options, we would be happy to discuss your condition with you. Contact us today to book an initial consultation.

Scoliosis correction

While scoliosis cannot truly be 'cured', there are a number of ways to treat the symptoms of this condition and reverse the progression of the Cobb angle. Scoliosis correction is always dependent on the severity of each case; for some patients, surgery may be the only option, but in most cases, non-surgical treatment methods can be highly effective.

In either case, the main aim of any scoliosis correction effort should be to improve the quality of life for the patient.

Scoliosis Correction Surgery

If the patient's Cobb angle is greater than 40-50 degrees, surgery will likely be recommended. In especially severe cases, this may be the only way to stop the condition from worsening.

Spinal fusion surgery

Spinal fusion surgery corrects scoliosis by anchoring the spine to a series of rods. These rods act as a splint, which holds the spine in place and reduces the angle of the problematic curve. Once this has been done, a bone graft (sometimes real, sometimes synthetic) is used to fuse it with the spine, hopefully preventing the curve from progressing any further.

If you want to learn more about the actual surgery process, you can read all about it here

Scoliosis Correction Treatments

Although spinal fusion is generally a safe procedure with proven benefits, there are always risks associated with any surgical procedure. As a result, many scoliosis sufferers choose not to undergo surgery, and that’s why we offer a range of non-invasive treatments for scoliosis correction.

Scoliogold treatment

The ScolioGold Method

Our ScolioGold method is made up of a combination of well-established scoliosis treatments, including the Schroth method. These non-surgical techniques are scientifically proven, and used together, they ensure that each and every aspect of the patient’s condition is treated. Our personalised treatment programme can help reduce your Cobb angle, relieve pain and lessen the appearance of the curve, which can boost self-esteem and body image. In order to effectively improve scoliosis symptoms, we assess each individual case and create the treatment plan around the patient's specific needs.

To learn more about the various treatments that make up the ScolioGold method, please click here.

We have successfully reduced our patient's Cobb angles, which improves posture and overall quality of life. We do this without any invasive surgical procedures, so if you are worried about the risks of surgery for any reason, we are happy to help. To have a look at the results of our ScolioGold treatment, view our before and after pictures.

Here at Scoliosis SOS, we assess every patient’s condition and create a plan tailored to help improve their individual symptoms. To find out more about what we can do to help correct scoliosis, please contact us today.

Model Lily Crawford - Scoliosis SOS Patient

Scoliosis can have a serious impact on a patient’s confidence, especially if their cosmetic appearance means they cannot pursue their dreams. 

Lily's Story

Lily Crawford from Yeovil, Somerset was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was just ten years old. She had always had her heart set on becoming a model. However, with her spine drastically curving, Lily lost her confidence and started to hate her back and how it was making her feel. She had almost accepted that her condition was going to mean modelling was out of the question. In her head models were perfect and no agency would ever accept her with her spinal condition.

Lily’s mother was extremely concerned about her daughter’s health and how the condition was affecting her psychologically. It was then that she discovered Scoliosis SOS, a specialist clinic which helps people manage their spinal conditions non-surgically. Lily embarked on a life changing 4 week course at the centre, which significantly improved the cosmetic appearance of her back and enabled her to fully come to terms with her condition.

Scoliosis Article in Yeovil Express

Here at Scoliosis SOS we tailor our treatment to ensure the focus is placed on the symptoms of the condition that are the most important to the patient. In Lily’s case, she was not suffering from any pain and was desperate to reduce the asymmetries surrounding her shoulders and hips. Our exercises strengthen and stretch the muscles surrounding the spine which brings the patient into a corrected upright posture.  The exercises retrain the muscles so that they are able to support the patient in their new posture. This allows us to achieve fantastic improvements to patients' back shape and most importantly prevents further progression.

Click here to take a look at some of the positive changes our other patients have made to their spines or contact Scoliosis SOS to discuss treatment options for your back condition.
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