What Are the Chances of Success for ScolioLife® Clinic's non-Surgical Treatment for Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine, which can result in physical deformity, pain, and reduced lung capacity. Although surgery may be necessary for severe cases, there are non-surgical treatment options available. At ScolioLife® Clinic, patients have access to a non-surgical scoliosis treatment that primarily involves scoliosis-specific exercises, specialized chiropractic and the utilization of the ScolioAlign® 3D brace. It is recommended to explore non-invasive methods before considering surgery, as there is no studies to date showing the long-term benefits of scoliosis surgery on the quality of life for individuals with scoliosis. In this article, we will delve into the treatment's potential for success, based on data collected from previous patients and Dr. Kevin Lau's extensive 20 years of practice.
Understanding the Degree of Scoliosis and Risser Sign in Treatment Planning
The degree of scoliosis is determined by measuring the angle of the curvature, which is usually done using X-rays. Mild scoliosis is typically defined as a curvature of less than 20°, while moderate scoliosis is between 20° and 50° degrees, and severe scoliosis is a curvature of more than 50 degrees. The degree of scoliosis is important in determining the appropriate treatment for the condition.
Another important factor in the treatment of scoliosis is the Risser sign, which is a measure of the maturity of the bones in the pelvis. The Risser sign ranges from 0 to 5 and is based on the appearance of the iliac apophysis on X-ray. A Risser sign of 0 means that the bones are not yet mature, while a Risser sign of 5 means that the bones have fully matured. The Risser sign is important because it can help predict the likelihood of scoliosis progressing. In general, the higher the Risser sign, the less likely the scoliosis is to progress.
The Importance of Early Intervention
When patients are young and have a curve less than Curves: <30° and Risser: 0-2, their rate of success is 86%. This underscores the importance of early intervention. The earlier scoliosis is detected and treated, the greater the chance for success. ScolioLife® Clinic's non-surgical treatment is most effective when the condition is caught early.
Patients with Moderate Scoliosis
Patients with a scoliosis which is likely to progress, Curves: 30°-40°, Risser: 0-3, have a rate of success of 78%. While this success rate is lower than that of patients with mild scoliosis, it is still a significant improvement from surgery. ScolioLife® Clinic's non-surgical treatment focuses on stabilizing the curve and preventing further progression.
Patients with Severe Scoliosis
Patients with scoliosis in the surgical range, over 50 degrees, have a chance of success with our non-surgical scoliosis treatment of 65%. While this success rate may seem lower than that of patients with milder scoliosis, it is important to note that scoliosis is harder to treat with increased severity. ScolioLife® Clinic's non-surgical treatment can be a viable alternative for patients who wish to avoid surgery.
Scoliosis treatment success is measured by reducing the cobb angle, stabilizing the curve, or achieving a visually balanced back appearance.ScolioLife® Clinic's non-surgical treatment focuses on these goals. While surgery may be necessary for some cases, non-surgical treatment can be an effective option for many patients.
Scoliosis can be a challenging condition to live with, but non-surgical treatment options are available. At ScolioLife® Clinic, we offer a non-surgical scoliosis treatment that can be effective for patients with mild to moderate scoliosis. While surgery may be necessary for severe cases, non-surgical treatment can be a viable alternative for those who wish to avoid surgery. The chance of success for our non-surgical treatment is highest when the condition is caught early. If you or a loved one has scoliosis, we encourage you to seek early intervention and explore your treatment options.