Help for scoliosis patients
RECENT studies showed an increase of scoliosis sufferers among younger children. Eleven-year-old girls are starting to get curved spines. In Asia, the incident of scoliosis sufferers is close to 25% of the population, compared with 15% in Western countries.
Idiopathic scoliosis has been proven to cause significant physical and emotional stress as it continues to progress beyond skeletal maturity and commonly for the remainder of the patient’s life.
The physical complications of idiopathic scoliosis can be quite serious, ranging from spinal and limb pain to organ stress and loss of function and even heart-lung distress.
The average life expectancy of individuals with scoliosis is decreased by 14 years. Other complications include headaches, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, constipation, diarrhoea, joint pain, difficulty sleeping, loss of concentration and chronic muscle tightness and spasms.
The emotional effects of idiopathic scoliosis can be 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 depression. Adult patients reported more psychological and physical impairment.
To date, the bulk of the 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 option.
Spinal Inc believes that surgical intervention, while potentially necessary at times, is only a symptomatic treatment for a more complex condition.
It believes that surgery should be a last resort for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis to be considered only after every other treatment option has been thoroughly exhausted.
Spinal Inc is dedicated specifically to the non-surgical treatment and correction of idiopathic scoliosis in patients of all ages. Spinal Inc is certified in the Schroth Method and CLEAR Institute.
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 opened her own clinic in Germany.
Today, over 1,000 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).
The treatment includes physiotherapy based on Schroth and CLEAR, accompanied with a home exercise programme customised for each patient’s specific needs.
Idiopathic scoliosis is a disease involving more than just the spine, and the treatment methods reflect this complexity.
You are encouraged to learn more about how this approach goes beyond typical conservative idiopathic scoliosis care, and why the company believes it can demonstrate a measurable reduction in the severity of idiopathic scoliosis on an X-ray in as fast as six months.
Based on the results achieved from previous patients over the past several years, Spinal Inc believes that the methods for treating idiopathic scoliosis integrated by the company is the safest and most effective conservative treatment for the correction of idiopathic scoliosis.
For details, contact Spinal Inc 03-6201 5168 or visit www.spinalinc.com.
A patient’s X-ray before treatment.