Beginning Scoliosis Treatment early in life has its benefits.
A child’s spine is potentially more malleable than an adult’s. In working with scoliosis, we can usually expect faster results with our child patients than when working with our adults, whose bones and muscles have grown more resistant and rigid over time.
The challenge for our youngest scoliosis patients (and their parents) arises in finding the motivation to do the daily work that our New York Scoliosis Treatment requires.
Children have a different relationship to time than adults do. They tend to operate almost exclusively in the present moment (one of the many reasons they’re so much fun to be around), while we adults have a tendency to dwell on the past and the future. This difference in perception becomes apparent when we compare kids’ and adults’ approaches to their scoliosis treatment.
See, many adults come to us at The Scoliosis Treatment Center of NY after a long search for a solution. They have a past filled with memories of when scoliosis either caused them pain or prevented them from doing the things they wanted to do. This history can be a big motivator for them in getting well. They know what it was to feel bad and now they can joyfully dedicate themselves to feeling better.
Children, for the most part, have just learned of their scoliosis. Thankfully, many of them have not yet felt hindered by it or experienced pain because of it. And hopefully, now that they’re on the road to a healthier alignment, they never will. But without a past to draw upon and without frightening them about the future, how can we inspire them to do the work required to heal?
In the next two articles, I’ll offer you suggestions on how to partner with your child and develop her dedication to her treatment.
Until then, know that something wonderful is already happening for her at The Scoliosis Treatment Center of NYC. As soon she starts working with us, your child instantly becomes part of our community. In the traditional medical setting, she may visit a doctor once every few months, but she will be with us 6 to 9 hours a week! She will get to know us very well as her doctors, and we will get the honor of getting to know her. She will quickly build friendships with the other patients and see that she’s not alone in rising to this challenge. She will work side by side with adults who may inspire her to do the work, while she inspires them to live a bit more in the present moment.
And surely it won’t be long before she is showing the adults how things are done.
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