Non-sur­gi­cal way to treat sco­l­io­sis

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IN Asia, sco­l­io­sis suf­fer­ers make up close to 30% of the pop­u­la­tion, com­pared with 10% in West­ern coun­tries. Id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis has been proven to cause sig­nif­i­cant phys­i­cal and emo­tional stress as it con­tin­ues to progress well be­yond skele­tal ma­tu­rity and com­monly for the re­main­der of the pa­tient’s life.

The emo­tional ef­fects of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis can be ev­ery bit as real and se­ri­ous as the phys­i­cal ef­fects.

Ju­ve­nile pa­tients with id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis were un­hap­pier with their lives – they re­ported more phys­i­cal com­plaints, had lower self-es­teem and higher rates of de­pres­sion.

Adult pa­tients re­ported more psy­cho­log­i­cal and phys­i­cal im­pair­ment.

To date, the bulk of in­for­ma­tion you will find re­lated to Ado­les­cent Id­io­pathic Sco­l­io­sis (AIS) on the In­ter­net sup­ports the use of brac­ing and surgery.

Ini­tially, treat­ment from a doc­tor con­sists of ob­ser­va­tion only, un­til the Cobb an­gle pro­gresses to 25°, at which point the pa­tient is placed in a brace.

If brac­ing is un­suc­cess­ful in sta­bil­is­ing the pro­gres­sion of the dis­ease, which is fre­quently the case, surgery is the only other op­tion the med­i­cal com­mu­nity has to of­fer.

Spinal Inc be­lieves that sur­gi­cal in­ter­ven­tion, while po­ten­tially nec­es­sary at times is only symp­to­matic treat­ment for a much more com­plex con­di­tion.

Surgery should be a last re­sort for the treat­ment of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis and to be con­sid­ered only af­ter ev­ery other op­tion has been thor­oughly ex­hausted.

Spinal Inc is ded­i­cated to the non-sur­gi­cal treat­ment and cor­rec­tion of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis in pa­tients of all ages. It is cer­ti­fied in the Schroth Method and CLEAR In­sti­tute.

The Schroth Method started in the 1920s when Katha­rina Schroth de­vel­oped it based on her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence with sco­l­io­sis as a teenager. She started shar­ing her tech­niques with pa­tients and even­tu­ally at her own clinic in Ger­many.

To­day, over a thou­sand pa­tients are treated an­nu­ally at the Askle­pios Kathath­rina-Schroth Hos­pi­tal in Ger­many.

Con­ser­va­tive treat­ment for spinal de­for­mi­ties is well-ac­cepted in Europe with large cen­tres in Ger­many (Schroth), Spain (BSRS), and Italy (ISICO).

Treat­ment in­cludes phys­io­ther­apy based on Schroth and CLEAR, ac­com­pa­nied by a home ex­er­cise pro­gramme cus­tomised for each pa­tient’s spe­cific needs.

Id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis is a dis­ease in­volv­ing much more than just the spine, and the treat­ment meth­ods re­flect this com­plex­ity.

You are en­cour­aged to learn more about how its ap­proach goes be­yond typ­i­cal con­ser­va­tive id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis care and why Spinal Inc be­lieves it can demon­strate a mea­sur­able re­duc­tion in the sever­ity of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis on an X-ray in as quickly as six months.

Based on the re­sults achieved from pre­vi­ous pa­tients over the past 12 years, Spinal Inc be­lieves that the meth­ods in­te­grated by it is safe and an ef­fec­tive treat­ment for the cor­rec­tion of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis.

Contact Spinal Inc at 06-6201 5168 or log on to www.spinal­ for de­tails.

A pa­tient’s X-rays be­fore and af­ter treat­ment.

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