Say ‘ no’ to sco­l­io­sis

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL - WELLNESS -

IN Asia, the in­ci­dence of sco­l­io­sis suf­fer­ers is close to 30% of the pop­u­la­tion, com­pared to 10% in the Western coun­tries.

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 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 dis­ease pro­gres­sion, which is fre­quently the case, surgery is the only other op­tion.

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

It be­lieves surgery should be a last re­sort for the treat­ment of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis, and only af­ter ev­ery other op­tion has been ex­hausted.

Spinal Inc is ded­i­cated specif­i­cally to the non- sur­gi­cal treat­ment and cor­rec­tion of Id­io­pathic Sco­l­io­sis in pa­tients of all ages.

It is cer­ti­fied in Schroth Method and CLEAR In­sti­tute.

The method started in the 1920s by Katha­rina Schroth who de­vel­oped it based on her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence with sco­l­io­sis as a teenager.

She started shar­ing her tech- niques with pa­tients and even­tu­ally her own clinic in Ger­many.

To­day, over one thou­sand pa­tients are treated an­nu­ally at the Askle­pios Kathathri­naSchroth Hos­pi­tal in Ger­many.

The treat­ment in­cludes phys­io­ther­apy based on Schroth and CLEAR, ac­com­pa­nied with a home ex­er­cise pro­gramme, which is cus­tomised for each pa­tient’s spe­cific needs.

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

Pa­tients are en­cour­aged to learn more about how the Spinal Inc ap­proach goes far be­yond typ­i­cal con­ser­va­tive id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis care, and why it 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, it be­lieves that the meth­ods for treat­ing id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis in­te­grated by Spinal Inc is the safest and most ef­fec­tive con­ser­va­tive treat­ment for the cor­rec­tion of id­io­pathic sco­l­io­sis.

Con­tact Spinal Inc Sdn Bhd, 03- 6201 5168, or visit www. spinal­inc. com.

The be­fore and af­ter X- ray im­ages for some­one who has un­der­gone treat­ment at spinal Inc.

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