SCOLIOSIS INVOLVES A CURVATURE IN THE SPINE THAT USUALLY APPEARS DURING THE TEEN YEARS, ALTHOUGH IT CAN ALSO DEVELOP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ADULTHOOD.
Depending on the severity of the condition, it can cause chronic back pain, stiffness, posture problems and a number of other issues.
UNDERSTANDING HOW SCOLIOSIS AFFECTS ADULTS
Scoliosis can affect adults in two distinct ways. The first way is adult idiopathic scoliosis. This condition affects individuals who were diagnosed with scoliosis as teenagers and continue to experience symptoms as adults.
The second is adult degenerative scoliosis, which develops in adulthood as the result of disc degeneration in individuals with previously straight and healthy spines. It occurs when the sides of your discs degenerate at different rates, causing your spine to bend and curve.
Because both of these conditions have the potential to get progressively worse over time, prompt treatment is necessary to prevent the development of a visible hump or deformity among our Los Angeles patients.
To diagnose adult scoliosis, we will begin with a detailed discussion about your medical history and symptoms. We’ll ask about your experience with scoliosis as a teen, and we’ll collect information about your symptoms – including their duration and severity.
From there, we will order imaging tests to help us further assess your condition. For example, a whole spine x-ray will allow us to evaluate the severity of the curvature and identify the type of scoliosis present. If you’re experiencing leg pain, we may also order an MRI to look for signs of pressure on the spinal cord, or spinal stenosis.
PROGRESSIVE TREATMENT FOR YOUR ADULT SCOLIOSIS
If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with adult scoliosis – such as a great deal of pain and stiffness – progressive treatment can help relieve your discomfort and restore your quality of life. While other doctors rely on conventional treatment approaches for scoliosis, such as surgery or traditional pain medication, our experts at the Orthohealing Center have a very different approach utilizing natural based options.
Each treatment we prescribe is 100% tailored to the individual to ensure that they receive the customized care they need. During your initial consultation, we will review all potential treatment options
Disclaimer: Our healthcare practitioners use products and perform therapies cleared for general use by the United States Food and Drug Administration, but specific indications for treatment have not be evaluated and reviewed by the FDA. You are encouraged to consult with your primary care physician prior to undergoing a cell therapy.