A new non-surgical scoliosis treatment program is allowing kids to receive the scoliosis treatment they need to prevent future back problems without the need to be absent from school. The new treatment is referred to as ‘split week Scoliosis Boot Camp’ and is based on scoliosis exercises.
The split week Scoliosis Boot Camp is derived from the traditional scoliosis boot camp, which consists of 10 days of scoliosis treatment over a two-week period. During the boot camp, patients actively participate in scoliosis exercises, therapeutic massage, low intensity vibration therapies, and highly specialized neuro-muscular re-education training. Although the new boot camp includes similar principles and treatment methods as the traditional program, the time frame is different: scoliosis treatment occurs for five days, then the patient is allowed to return home to attend school while continuing the daily at-home scoliosis exercise rehabilitation process 45-60 days, and then will return to the clinic for final five day scoliosis treatment.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. The disorder often occurs in adolescents just before they hit puberty during their growth spurt. Although scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, most causes of scoliosis are unknown. Treatment for scoliosis depends on the curvature of the spine. For example, if the curve is less than 25°, then no treatment is required but curves more than 45° may require spine surgery NJ for safe correction.
This innovative boot camp allows children with scoliosis to receive the treatment they need without missing too much school. Almost any age can benefit from the new scoliosis treatment, however advanced spinal curvature may limit the effectiveness of the treatment. If the spine is too curved, the surgical treatment may be the most effective option. However, surgery is the final treatment option, and this new non-surgical scoliosis treatment program is allowing kids to receive the scoliosis treatment they need before it is too late without falling behind in school.
The following are potential signs of scoliosis in children:
- One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
- One shoulder is higher than the other
- One side of the rib cage appears higher than the other
- One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
- One leg appears to be shorter than the other