When a person develops a health condition, it affects not only them, but their family as well.  It is hard to see a loved one suffer from a disease, physical abnormality, or illness, especially when that loved one is a child.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is a physical condition that typically develops around the age of 10 or later and is characterized by the abnormal curvature of the spine.  For children and teenagers who suffer from scoliosis, it can be difficult to live a normal life.  So, the role of parents and other family members in supporting them becomes very important.

At the onset of scoliosis, parents should have their child diagnosed by a chiropractor in order to verify which treatment is most appropriate for their specific condition. There are many treatments available for scoliosis, ranging from traditional surgery to alternative non-invasive options. Due to the high risk surrounding scoliosis surgery, it is often advised to pursue safer, alternative treatments first.

Parents are an important part of the decision-making process for their child because they are their legal guardians, must weigh the short term and long term pros and cons, and must fulfill the role of caring for their child.  In addition, they must constantly extend their support and comfort to encourage their child to continue to hope for a normal life in the end.  Positive support plays a crucial role in the child’s ability to stay strong during the tough times.

Physical Therapy New York is equipped to help you and your family determine the best way to treat your child’s Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  They will be able to provide you with alternative treatment options that can alleviate the scoliosis condition and minimize the chances of having to move forward with scoliosis surgery. Regardless of the severity of the spinal condition, there are low risk treatments available to alleviate the pain and make way for a normal life.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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