5 Facts About Idiopathic Scoliosis(IS) Parents Should Know

Scoliosis is treatable

It is a great time for treatment options, as a quick Google search will reveal. Ranging from schools of exercise programmes to a variety of brace options, the hard part will be identifying what works for your child. The sooner you start, the more likely you can avoid surgery for your child and cultivate good habits in them.

Early diagnose is key

If a child is diagnosed before their growth spurt, the provider can determine a course of treatment that prevents the curve from getting bigger during growth period. Catching scoliosis early may also help the child be more open about to talking about the condition. Common signs include uneven shoulders or hips.

 

Source : Mayo Clinic

Idiopathic means of no known cause

If you look up the term ‘idiopathic’ in The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, you will find the following: arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause. While we agree that good posture and lighter book bags may lighten the scoliosis burden, we are unable to pinpoint a particular incident or habit. The important thing here is identifying the condition, and what we can do to help kids manage it.

Surgery does not fix scoliosis

Some surgeons will sell surgery as a permanent fix. However, even surgery cannot restore a crooked spine to normal. We agree that there is a time and place for surgery. We also feel it is best left as a final option when all others have been exhausted.

Braces are effective and discreet

A few dinosaurs out there may beg to differ, but brace treatment is effective! (read more about that in our previous post here). We design the Align Brace to be fully concealable with the Asian minimalist mentality of ‘less is more’. Speak to us today to find out how we can be your ally in managing your child’s condition!