Around 3 out of every 100 people are affected by scoliosis. It’s most common in children between the ages of 10 and 15, and luckily for children, scoliosis is rarely painful and the curve in the spine is usually minimal meaning that treatment isn’t needed.
For adults that experience scoliosis, this isn’t the case. Treatment is usually needed for adults with scoliosis.
If you’d like to get checked for scoliosis or you’re experiencing painful symptoms, schedule an appointment within the month and receive a free consultation with a scoliosis specialist in one of our five offices in the Bronx and Westchester.
How to spot scoliosis symptoms
Common symptoms of scoliosis include:
- Back, leg or nerve pain
- Balance problems
- Reduced range of motion
- Misaligned hips
- Changes in the symmetry of your shoulders
- Progressive height loss
If you’re experiencing these symptoms you should consult a doctor. Scoliosis is much easier to treat early on before there is excessive curve to the spine. Physical therapy, cardiovascular exercise, and core-strengthening exercises can help alleviate symptoms of scoliosis.
Scoliosis treatment for adults & children
In children most cases of scoliosis are mild, and only require observation. A scoliosis specialist will meet with the child 3 times a year to check skeletal growth.
In serious cases, scoliosis may require surgery, which will require months of rehab since a full recovery following spinal surgery can take as long as six months. People that seek out physical therapy will recover faster and with less complications.
Concerned about insurance coverage?
Many scoliosis patients put off treatments and procedures because they think they cannot afford to pay for treatment. However, almost all braces and treatment options are reimbursed by insurance companies. Doctors United works to make your life easier by accepting a majority of insurances.
Schedule an appointment with a scoliosis specialist
Our scoliosis specialists help stabilize the curve of your spine, mobilize stiff body parts, improve postural alignment, and increase strength. To get evaluated and treated for your spinal condition, make an appointment at one of our offices.