Thoracolumbar scoliosis is one of the type of scoliosis that indicates the curvature of the spine where the highest point of curve resides in the portion between the lumbar regions and thoracic. This type of scoliosis is usually congenital which means that it forms during the third to sixth week in womb and is detectable at birth. The cases of this disorder are often diagnosed with a curve toward the right side and occur more in females as compared to males. Thoracolumbar scoliosis has several causes and symptoms that depend upon the cause and its severity.
In few cases, this disorder occurs due to weak muscles and poor muscle control or sometimes inherited from parents while in other cases, it occurs in women in pregnancy phase when physiological changes occur in body that fuse ribcage bones together that in turn pulls the thoracolumbar region and ultimately results in curvature to the spine. Few of the indications that reveal the signs of thoracolumbar scoliosis are, shift towards one side of body; lumbar curves more than 40 to 45 degree, major pain or rapid progression in deformity. There are several non surgical and surgical treatments to cure thoracolumbar scoliosis. Among them it is suggested to go for non-surgical treatment. Non surgical treatments are not only safe but they are cost effective too.
Today special kind of braces has been designed to cure scoliosis disorder. These are usually custom designed back braces that put pressure on curvature from different points to prevent its progression and helps the spine to return back to its original position. Braces come with adjustable bands that allow flexibility. To maximize the benefits of your braces, few factors should be taken into considerations:
- To get quicker and effective results braces should be worn for maximum hours a day.
- Make correct postures while sitting and sleeping as suggested by your doctor.
- Conduct basic set of exercises to increase your back’s strength and flexibility.
- Practice yoga postures and go for massage therapies.
However, the kind of brace also depends upon the different factors including the location of curve, its flexibility, position and degree of curve to the vertebrae and other medical conditions.To get your thoracolumbar scoliosis cured with a corrective approach, contact Scoliosis GTA. We are providers of highly designed braces made especially to cure Scoliosis disorder. Our braces are so comfortable, adjustable and flexible that a person can wear it whole the day while engaging in their routine physical activities. If you have any queries, call or leave us a comment online. We are always there to help you.