"Scoliosis Summer Camp" Offers Scoliosis Exercise Treatment Option for Teens and Adults

May 10, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
A scoliosis treatment program based on scoliosis exercises is launching its annual "Scoliosis Summer Camp" sign ups. The scoliosis summer camp consists of either a 5 day Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention program for patients with a spinal curvature under 25 degrees and a 10 day Scoliosis Boot Camp program for patients with curvature of the spine over 25 degrees. In addition to the traditional locations of Lititz, Pa and Green Bay,Wi, the "Scoliosis Summer Camp" programs will also be offered in New York City and Grand Blanc, Michigan as well this year.

Scoliosis occurs in approximately 4.5 percent of the general population. Scoliosis occurs when the spine of the back forms a C or an S shaped curve. The incidence is greater in females than males. Scoliosis patients have symptoms such back pain, hip pain, leg pain, and muscle spasms and in severe cases digestive symptoms, trouble breathing, and significant disability. About 80 percent of all scoliosis cases are idiopathic (unknown cause).

A few symptoms that could indicate a person might have scoliosis are
  • Uneven shoulders
  • If you wear a shirt or blouse with horizontal stripes and the stripes seem to be going diagonal (this effect caused by body distortion from a curved spine)
  • Rib cage sticks out on one side

  • Scoliosis is often first diagnosed during the teen years at a back to school physical or sports physical. For many years, scoliosis treatment consisted of watching and waiting, rigid back bracing for 23 hours a day for many years, or spinal surgery, depending on the degree of spinal curve. Recently, a new scoliosis treatment programs like the Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention and Scoliosis Boot Camp now provide an alternative to scoliosis patients. Either program can be utilized on patients as young as 5 years old in certain cases.

    The treatment consists of spinal weighting, vibrational traction, scoliosis traction table and chair, and home exercises. Dr. Stitzel, Director of the Lancaster Spinal Health Center located in Lititz Pennsylvania, explains, "Our scoliosis exercise based treatment program is based on a unique system of active spine rehabilitation, which is based on restoring normal function and structure. It can benefit the adolescent and adult scoliosis patients in a variety of ways including curve reduction/stabilization, pain reduction, and overall quality of life improvement."

    These exercises for scoliosis are an alternative scoliosis treatment for patients considering spinal fusion surgeries and back braces. Dr. Brian Dovorany (Scoliosis Summer Camp provider located in Green Bay, Wisconsin) reports that although the scoliosis protocol is new, it has out performed spinal surgeries and back bracing in many cases. Almost any age can benefit from the new scoliosis treatment, however advanced spinal arthritis and disc degeneration might limit the effectiveness. Results can be impressive. "Improvements in the curved spine are great, but it's the cosmetic improvements the kids really care about." said Dr. Dovorany.

    For more information on scoliosis, please visit this website: www.treatingscoliosis.com.