Idiopathic scoliosis can develop at any stage of a person's life, but it most commonly arises between the ages of 10 and 15. With this in mind, it's no surprise that teenagers account for such a large percentage of the Scoliosis SOS Clinic's patient base – as you can see here
, we treat a lot of people in their mid-to-late teens, and our courses consistently help adolescent patients to overcome the symptoms of scoliosis at a relatively young age.
How does scoliosis affect teenagers?
Scoliosis can cause back pain, muscular imbalance, and compromised breathing, and these symptoms can have a hugely detrimental effect on the quality of one's life at any age. The condition can also have a noticeable impact on one's appearance – common effects include:
- Visible spinal curvature
- Uneven shoulders/legs/hips
- Clothes not fitting properly
While these issues can be distressing no matter how old you are, they are often especially damaging when the patient in question is a teenager. The visible effects of scoliosis often lead to reduced self-esteem and a negative self-image, and the emotional repercussions can often be just as problematic as any physical difficulties experienced, if not more so.
Non-surgical treatment courses
Our ScolioGold therapy
courses have proven extremely effective in the treatment of scoliosis and similar spinal conditions, and as previously mentioned, they have helped countless teenage patients to achieve marked improvements. But don't take our word for it - listen to the feedback we received from Phoebe, Madeline and Ava, three teenage girls who completed treatment courses at our clinic last year:
Our four-week courses utilise a variety of proven treatment methods
to combat the effects of scoliosis without the need for surgical intervention. Course dates
are flexible, allowing teenagers to receive treatment around school/college and other commitments.
How to book your initial consultation
If you or your child suffer from scoliosis and you wish to arrange a consultation with a member of the Scoliosis SOS team, please fill out the form on our Contact
page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Scoliosis SOS team for more information on scoliosis in teens!