Scoliosis is a complex abnormal curvature of the spine. To discover that you or your child, has been diagnosed with a scoliosis can be alarming. The cause for concern is elevated if the developing abnormal curve is aggressive. When parents find out a child has idiopathic (of unknown cause) scoliosis, they usually take them to an orthopedist because they don't know who else would have the ability to effectively treat the condition.
Generally, orthopedic surgeons may not be needed for scoliosis until the curve gets to a critical stage (40 to 60 degrees). Many doctors will manage the curve with some type of brace which may or may not help depending on the brace and the type of curve. The wrong brace may do harm or do nothing.
New Scoliosis Treatment in Midvale & Salt Lake, Utah
New 3D scoli-bracing (scoliosiscenterofutah.com) is a non-surgical way to help mitigate and improve idiopathic scoliosis and adult degenerative scoliosis. After digital x-rays of the spinal column are taken and the curves measured a consultation with the doctors helps determine if your specific scoliosis may be helped by a custom brace. Then a 3 dimensional image is generated with the help of computer technology and sent with the x-rays to an expert team that builds the hard brace. The doctors here will make any modifications needed and fit you with a corrective polymer brace that you can wear which can gradually improve postural cosmetics, and help improve the curves and prevent worsening of the scoliosis. Many times results are dramatic.
Fortunately, conservative care has improved recently with development of methods designed by Dr. Deed and Dr. Don Harrison from Chiropractic Biophysics. They have applied math engineering to a historical body of knowledge pertaining to scoliosis to help us understand how this 3 dimensional cork screw curve can be unraveled. They have been able to show improvement in both lumbar and thoracic curves especially when done in conjuction with custom hard Scoli-bracing. We are also able and happy to work with Orthopedists and pediatricians.
New CBP and Scoli-Care non surgical scoliosis treatment is now available in Midvale, Utah, for youth and adults to reduce, mitigate or correct the cork screw spinal curves and associated debilitating health issues often associated with scoliosis. Although the ground breaking research is 30 years in the making the system for scoliosis correction is new and provides renewed hope for people suffering with Scoliosis. The results are real, not only providing better symptom improvement but also measurable correction in many cases. We provide non surgical scoliosis care that is evidence based using mirror image exercises, gentle manipulation, and new 3D hard bracing by Scoli-Care.
X-rays designed to stress the scoliotic spine while performing simple 2 or 3 dimensional exercises reveal which pattern of exercises and traction will have the most benefit for correction.
Different examples of corrective exercises
Example of Scoliosis Traction
This 23 year old young woman started out with a 28 degree lumbo-thoracic scoliosis that was worsening slowly depicted in the photo on the left. She was put in a custom Scolicare 3D hard brace that was able to reduce the curve in brace to approximately 9 degrees. She wears the brace approximately 8 to 12 hours a day. She will be x-rayed again in 3mos. out of the brace and measured for improvement.
We serve Midvale, Sandy, Murray, and Salt lake City, Utah. Dr. Ratliff and Dr. Dean are 2 of a few elite doctors trained and certified by Chiropractic Biophysics and Scolicare to treat scoliosis in Utah. Please bring in your old x-ray films and let us take new ones including stress X-rays for comparison. We will tell you if we can help with this difficult condition.
Cottonwood Chiropractic in Midvale also serving Sandy, Murray, and Salt Lake City, Utah.