Scoliosis is a spinal condition that involves a loss of its healthy curves. As an unnatural sideways spinal curve with rotation develops, uneven forces are introduced to the body. As a progressive condition whose nature is to worsen over time, proactive treatment is needed to counteract increasing condition severity.
Those looking for Daytona Beach area scoliosis treatment don’t have far to travel. A 1.5-hour drive across 78 miles puts one in reach of Dr. Tony Nalda. The leading scoliosis chiropractor’s Scoliosis Reduction Center has helped thousands achieve non-surgical treatment success.
Scoliosis can be a confusing condition to be diagnosed with, but choosing the right scoliosis treatment provider can shape a patient’s experience of either facing surgical risks or potential non-surgical treatment success.
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Being diagnosed with scoliosis means an unnatural sideways spinal curve, with a rotational component and a minimum Cobb angle of 10 degrees has developed.
Cobb angle is a measurement obtained during X-ray that involves drawing intersecting lines from the tops and bottoms of the most-tilted vertebrae at the apex of the curve, and the higher the Cobb angle, the more severe the condition and the more misaligned the spine is:
Condition severity is an important factor when it comes to crafting an effective treatment plan, and depending on which of the two main scoliosis treatment approaches a person commits to, a diagnosis is responded to in different ways.
A traditional approach responds to a diagnosis of mild scoliosis by watching and waiting (monitoring for signs of further progression), while a modern conservative approach opts for a proactive response by starting treatment as close to the time of diagnosis as possible.
Scoliosis is a progressive condition, meaning it’s in its very nature to worsen over time, particularly if left untreated, or not treated proactively.
For those interested in a proactive non-surgical treatment approach, Dr. Tony Nalda of the Scoliosis Reduction Center in the Celebration, Orlando area is a mere 1.5-hour drive (78 miles) away from those looking for Daytona Beach area scoliosis treatment.
Before getting into the specifics of a conservative scoliosis treatment approach, let’s first explore how the traditional approach responds to a diagnosis of mild scoliosis.
On the traditional path of scoliosis treatment, mild cases are told there is little to do other than monitor for further progression.
Patients are commonly told to return at scheduled intervals for re-assessment every 3, 6, or even 12 months interval length will depend on the case and treatment provider.
The condition’s most prevalent form is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 18, and as growth and development is the condition’s main trigger, this age group is at risk for rapid-phase progression triggered by rapid and unpredictable pubescent growth spurts.
So what happens is if an adolescent patient has a large growth spurt in-between assessments and progresses significantly, the condition was allowed to progress unimpeded as no forms of treatment were attempted to counteract its progressive nature.
As a condition progresses, the spine gets more rigid, and less responsive to treatment, and the body has more time to adjust to the unnatural spinal curve’s presence.
While there are no treatment guarantees, there are a number of treatment benefits associated with early detection, but those benefits are only available to those whose diagnosis is responded to with proactive treatment.
Traditional treatment only applies traditional bracing, like the Boston brace, prior to a patient crossing the surgical-level threshold and becoming a candidate for spinal fusion surgery, and the Boston brace is associated with a number of shortcomings known to limit its efficacy.
While surgery still has its place in scoliosis treatment, the reality is that most cases can be treated non-surgically, and spinal fusion comes with its fair share of serious risks and potential side effects.
For those wanting to forego a surgical recommendation or who simply want to try a less costly and invasive form of treatment first, Daytona Beach area residents need only travel 78 miles, a 1.5-hour drive, to access non-surgical scoliosis treatment delivered by one of the country’s top scoliosis chiropractors: Dr. Tony Nalda.
Here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center in Celebration, Orlando, Fl, our results speak for themselves, and I would respond to a patient’s diagnosis of mild scoliosis with proactive treatment started as soon as possible; this type of response is key when treating a progressive condition like scoliosis.
Scoliosis isn’t static, meaning where it is at the time of diagnosis isn’t indicative of where it will stay. Mild scoliosis can easily become moderate, severe, or very severe if proactive treatment isn’t applied that can counteract the condition’s progressive nature.
The complex nature of scoliosis necessitates a customized treatment approach which is why every one of my treatment plans are crafted around important patient/condition variables such as patient age, condition type, curvature location, and condition severity.
Because I’m trained and certified in multiple scoliosis-specific treatment modalities, my patients benefit from accessing many different forms of treatment under one roof.
I integrate condition-specific chiropractic care, in-office therapy, custom-prescribed home exercises, and corrective bracing to work towards impacting the condition on multiple levels.
Through a variety of chiropractic techniques and manual adjustments, I work towards repositioning the most-tilted vertebrae back into alignment with the rest of the spine: impacting the condition on a structural level.
Once I start to see structural results, I can shift the focus to increasing core strength through a variety of therapies that include scoliosis-specific exercises (SSEs) so the spine is optimally supported/stabilized by its surrounding muscles.
In addition, certain SSEs are known to activate certain areas of the brain for enhanced brain-body communication, postural remodeling, and a more natural body positioning.
To meet my patients’ bracing needs, I opt for the ultra-corrective ScoliBrace as it represents the culmination of what we’ve learned about bracing efficacy over the years.
By applying proactive treatment as close to the time of diagnosis as possible, I’m treating scoliosis while it’s at its mildest, before it has progressed, making the spine more rigid and less responsive to treatment, and before the body has had time to adjust to its presence.
When successful, my chiropractic-centered treatment approach can help patients reduce their curvature, increase core strength, and prevent progression and the need for invasive treatment in the future.
So for residents of the Daytona Beach, Fl area, non-surgical scoliosis treatment is a mere 1.5 hr drive away at Celebration, Orlando’s Scoliosis Reduction Center.
While the traditional approach to scoliosis treatment has been in place for many years, it has changed little over those years, despite our growing understanding of the condition and how it responds to treatment.
Through a modern conservative approach to scoliosis treatment, we’ve learned that scoliosis can be highly treatable without surgery if proactive treatment is applied early in a condition’s progressive line.
For those interested in a non-surgical scoliosis treatment approach with proven results, please reach out so we can provide you with the support and guidance you need and deserve.