While there are many scoliosis treatment providers to choose from, not all offer patients the same type of treatment, and the same potential results. For patients wanting a nonsurgical treatment response, with proven results, that preserves spinal health and function, Celebration, Florida is home to one of the world’s leading treatment centers: the Scoliosis Reduction Center.
If looking for proactive scoliosis treatment near you, Celebration, Florida’s Scoliosis Reduction Center can deliver that and more. From chiropractic care to physical therapy, corrective bracing, and rehabilitation, the SRC has you covered.
From the time a patient is diagnosed with scoliosis, they have an important decision to make regarding treatment, so let’s start with what it means to be diagnosed with scoliosis.
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Being diagnosed with scoliosis means an unnatural sideways spinal curve has developed, with rotation, making it a 3-dimensional condition; the spine doesn’t just bend unnaturally to the side, but also twists from back to front, front to back.
In order to be a true scoliosis, the unnatural curve has to be of a minimum size: Cobb angle measurement of 10+ degrees.
A patient’s Cobb angle is important because it classifies conditions in terms of severity.
The higher the Cobb angle, the more out of alignment the spine is, the more severe the condition, and the more likely it is to cause noticeable symptoms:
Mild scoliosis: Cobb angle measurement of between 10 and 25 degrees
Moderate scoliosis: Cobb angle measurement of between 25 and 40 degrees
Severe scoliosis: Cobb angle measurement of 40+ degrees
Very-severe scoliosis: Cobb angle measurement of 80+ degrees
As a progressive condition, where a scoliosis is at the time of diagnosis is not indicative of where it will stay; only proactive treatment can counteract the condition’s progressive nature.
Being proactive is key because if a diagnosis is responded to early in its progressive line, there are fewer limits to what we can achieve.
Treating scoliosis while mild means the curve is smaller, less complex to treat, less rigid (spinal rigidity increases with progression), and that the body hasn’t yet had ample time to adjust to its presence.
The benefits to early detection, however, are only available to those whose diagnosis is responded to in a certain way: with a proactive conservative treatment approach.
When a person is diagnosed with scoliosis, they have the most important decision to make: how to treat it moving forward.
As a progressive spinal condition, a scoliosis diagnosis means it will be with a person for life, but it is highly treatable and doesn’t have to limit a person, if handled proactively.
Here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center, I believe in proactive treatment started as close to the time of diagnosis as possible.
Regardless of severity, the best time to start treatment is always now, but surprisingly, traditional scoliosis treatment does the opposite; it values watching and waiting over a proactive response.
Traditional scoliosis treatment doesn’t actually have a strategy for treating scoliosis while mild, which is why it commonly tells patients diagnosed with mild scoliosis to simply watch and wait for signs of further progression.
The issue I have with this is not only is it wasting valuable treatment time, considering the condition’s most prevalent type is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 18, this age group is at risk for rapid-phase progression.
Watching and waiting can mean allowing a scoliotic curve to progress unimpeded.
What if while watching and waiting, an adolescent has a significant growth spurt?
As growth is the condition’s main trigger for progression, this can mean significant progression over a short period of time; now, the condition is more complex to treat, the spine is more rigid, so is going to be less responsive to treatment, and the body is more used to the unnatural curve’s presence.
Traditional treatment has a strategy for treating scoliosis only once it becomes severe enough for patients to become surgical candidates, and then they are funneled towards spinal fusion surgery.
While all surgical procedures come with their share of risks, spinal fusion is a lengthy, costly, and invasive procedure that can cost the spine in terms of its overall health, strength, and function.
But don’t worry, there is more than just traditional scoliosis treatment available.
The Scoliosis Reduction Center is Here For You
The Scoliosis Reduction Center wants to help patients avoid the hardships associated with progression, increasing condition severity, escalating symptoms, and the need for invasive surgical treatment in the future.
By being proactive with each and every diagnosis, the SRC has earned a reputation as one of the leading nonsurgical scoliosis treatment centers; in fact, people travel from all over the world to experience firsthand, what Dr. Tony Nalda can offer.
Dr. Tony is also certified in SEAS, the Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis focusing on how to comprehensively rehabilitate scoliotic spines.
Dr. Tony is also committed to continued education; he stays on top of every advancement regarding scoliosis treatment and is an industry leader when it comes to applying new techniques and theories to helping modern patients living with an ancient condition.
Dr. Tony’s experience with a variety of treatment modalities, multiple certifications, and accreditations means that he can fully customize each and every treatment plan based on the specific needs of a patient’s body and curvature type; not all treatment providers can offer this type of multifaceted treatment.
Patients of the Center benefit from having access to these different types of treatment under one roof, which is why so many travel far and wide; the potential benefits are worth it.
Scoliosis Reduction Center Treatment
For patients wanting to forgo a surgical recommendation, or for those who simply want to try a less-invasive treatment option first, the Scoliosis Reduction Center of Celebration, Florida has proven results that inspire.
The complex nature of scoliosis necessitates the customization of effective treatment plans, and by integrating multiple types of treatment, fully customized treatment plans, with potential to impact the condition, on every level can be crafted.
As a structural spinal condition, scoliosis has to be impacted, first and foremost, on a structural level, and this is worked towards thorough condition-specific chiropractic care; a series of chiropractic techniques and manual adjustments can reposition the curve’s most-tilted vertebrae, at its apex, back into alignment with the rest of the spine.
As it’s not just the spine that’s in charge of maintaining its natural curves and alignment, the core muscles can be strengthened to optimally support the spine through a variety of physical therapies and the use of scoliosis-specific exercises (SSEs).
Through the use of corrective bracing (ScoliBrace), corrective results can be augmented and progression can be prevented.
Prescribing a series of custom exercises can also help establish a home-rehabilitation program to further stabilize the spine for sustainable long-term results.
But the reality is that unless a treatment provider is certified and experienced within these different types of treatment, the potential for impacting the condition on every level isn’t there, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Here at the Center, while there are never treatment guarantees, we have seen patients regain mastery and control over their conditions, and their lives, by committing to a proactive conservative treatment approach.
If you, or someone you care about, has been recently diagnosed with scoliosis, there are likely many questions that need to be answered, and the most important are those involving treatment.
As a progressive spinal condition, the best time to start treatment is always now, and here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center, we value being proactive by starting treatment as close to the time of diagnosis as possible.
Our office is located in Celebration, Florida, and I’m proud to say that we see patients from all over the world; however, I do recognize that not everyone has access to us, and for those who can’t travel, I recommend looking for a more-local CLEAR provider listed on the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute website.
What I really want patients to understand is that how a scoliosis diagnosis is responded to can have life-long effects, and what I want for my patients is a curvature reduction that restores the spine’s healthy alignment, increased core strength for optimal spinal support, corrective bracing to augment corrective results, and for the spine to be further stabilized through rehabilitation.
So if you have recently been diagnosed with scoliosis, or are advocating for a loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center where we’re proud to be helping patients live their best lives throughout treatment and beyond.