Idiopathic scoliosis is often caused by a combination of genetic per-disposition and the environmental influences. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of idiopathic scoliosis that typically affects children of at least 10 year age. The term adolescent simply means the person is not simply mature and is still growing, whereas the term idiopathic defines an unknown cause. Adolescent scoliosis usually reflects its onset in the ages of 10 to 18 years. This type of scoliosis affects both boys and girls but is much more common in girls and becomes apparent during the adolescent growth spurt.
As discussed earlier, the cause of adolescent scoliosis is unknown due to which the small curves at age of 10 often gets unnoticed by children and their parents and the spine deformity worsens over the time. There are several causes that lead to adolescent scoliosis including hormonal imbalance, asymmetric growth, muscle imbalance. As per the research it has been found that about 30% of adolescent patients carries some family history of scoliosis that means genetic connection is the another reason that leads to adolescent scoliosis.
· Prominence of ribs on one side
· Uneven waistline
· Titled, uneven shoulders
· Lower back pain
Adolescent scoliosis is usually non-painful. The treatment recommendations are dependent on the size of the curve as well the age. There’s a simple logic behind, the greater the magnitude of the deformity and younger the child, more will be the chance of curve progression. However, if the curve tends to be in 25 to 35 degree of range or less than that, bracing is the best solution at this point.
ScoliosisGTA is a leading provider of SpineCor and ScoliBrace. We believe in all natural and non-surgical scoliosis treatment, thus solely focus in providing bracing treatment to our Scoliosis patients. Our ScoliBrace and SpineCore brace are designed keeping in mind the comfort zone of the patients. They are quite soft and easy to wear that allows normal life activity and natural growth while actually treatment scoliosis. If you are suffering from scoliosis at any level, feel free to talk to our scoliosis specialists and schedule your appointment now. Simply ring us a call at 905.868.9090 or drop us a message online in case of further queries. We are always ready to serve you with the best solutions.