Scoliosis affects up to three percent (3%) of the population, or an estimated nine million people in the United States.
Scoliosis can develop in infancy or early childhood. About ten percent (10%) of adolescents have some degree of scoliosis, but less than one percent (1%) of them actually develop scoliosis that requires treatment.
Onset of scoliosis occurs between 10-15 years of age, affecting almost equal number of boys and girls. However, girls are ten times more likely to see curve progression to a level that requires treatment.
Every year, over 600,000 scoliosis patients see their primary care physician to find out about scoliosis treatment options. About 30,000 of whom are fitted with a braces to stop further progression, while 40,000 patients undergo spinal fusion surgery.
Newport Beach Breakthrough Scoliosis Treatment
At CorePosture chiropractic in Newport Beach, our focus is on spinal rehabilitation, and correction of the misaligned spinal curves – including scoliosis.
Dr. Tyler Meier is among only a handful of chiropractors in Southern California trained to utilize ScoliBrace, an over-corrective scoliosis bracing system. ScoliBrace works by guiding the body and spine into a posture that is the opposite of how the scoliosis is shaped.
Curve reduction may be achieved, while improving the overall appearance of the body.
Unlike traditional scoliosis bracing which only aims to reduce the progression of the condition, ScoliBrace works to help stop AND correct the spine’s curvature as back to “normal” as possible.
Patients from as far away as San Diego and Los Angeles seek the help of Dr. Tyler Meier, clinical director and lead chiropractor at CorePosture, to not only help with scoliosis care, but also postural distortions brought on by poor postural habits, auto accidents, work-place and sports injuries, or gravity.
If you or a loved one is considering scoliosis bracing or spinal fusion surgery, you owe it to yourself (and to them) to consider ScoliCare by Dr. Tyler Meier. For more information, please contact our office, or click here to read more about the technique.