Are you aware of other possible treatments besides physical therapy or surgery for scoliosis that may be used in the future?
Once scoliosis care has been properly advanced, the future of scoliosis should be quite close to this: First, upon annual pediatric examinations, pediatricians will catch 90% or more of the cases BEFORE the scoliosis even has a chance to begin bending the spine. They will do this by performing nerve tension tests, ligamentous flexibility tests, and genetic screenings on patients when they are between 3 to 6 years old. Having detected the root cause(s) of scoliosis in the patients before the curve begins, treatment will be directed at assisting the body in compensating for its genetically-driven tendency to develop a tight spinal cord, and hence scoliosis. Any manual medicine (physical therapy, chiropractic, etc) will be aimed at treating nervous system tension, strengthening the core, and balancing out any early postural distortions before they become a full-blown, rapidly worsening scoliosis.
What would your advice be to one who neither has the option to undergo surgery nor has access to a facility that specializes in nonsurgical treatment such as your own?
In the United States, just about everyone has access to our clinic, most of the time it simply come down to ones priorities. If the health of their spine and longevity of their back is important enough, they find a way to make it to our facility, or to the facility of other scoliosis centers around the country. Many of our patients come from hundreds of miles away; some come from out of state, and even some from around the world. We have had patients from Canada, Korea, Australia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
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