The first mention of scoliosis was in the 5th century BC. Although thousands of years have passed since its first diagnosis (quite literally), its cause remains largely unknown. Still, the condition accounts for over 20% of all spinal deformity cases in the US, and finding an effective treatment is critical.
So far, only three types of treatments have proven to be relatively effective:
Bracing is the preferred choice, especially among younger patients, as it can prevent further degeneration of the spine. Many adults wear braces as well, although their reasons might differ.
Let’s take a look at why adults would need scoliosis braces and see which braces are the most commonly used.
Scoliosis is a unique medical condition that can have a severe impact on the patient’s quality of life. It affects between six to nine million people in the USA or about two to three percent of the population.
There are a few different treatments for scoliosis, and a doctor will recommend one of the following depending on the severity of the case:
Surgery would be recommended in more extreme cases. A combination of bracing and exercise is often used among adolescents and adults with less severe scoliosis. The most effective type of exercise is known as Schroth Therapy, which can prove to be very beneficial to many patients.
So, let’s dive deeper into this therapy and see whether it’s a treatment you should discuss with your doctor.
Despite the fact that the condition affects only around 0.06% of children, most people have heard about pectus carinatum, more commonly known as pigeon chest. But how much do you really know about it?
Today, we’re going to look at pigeon chest, see what causes it, and discuss how you can treat it.