Monday - Thursday 07:45 - 16:30

Friday 07:30 - 16:00 GMT

+44 (0) 1209 219205

admin@dmorthotics.com

Unit 2, Cardrew Way

Redruth TR15 1SS

Scoliosis Management

View the symptoms of Scoliosis, and how you can manage it.

What is Scoliosis?

1 in 250 children can experience Scoliosis.

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine. It can also involve the vertebrae rotating. These symptoms can affect a person’s appearance as the spine bends to the side, creating a ‘C’ shaped or ‘S’-shaped curve. This condition can also cause a great deal of pain, as not only is the spine forced out of optimal positioning but the ribs, and internal organs in more extreme cases, can be pulled out of alignment.

Symptoms

The severity of the scoliosis is measured by the angle of deviation caused by the curvature.

Symptoms can include: pain, reduced range of movement, increased effort with movement, in severe case impact on breathing , impact on activities of daily living such as washing and dressing.

Scoliosis can present as a C or an S shaped curve, and is generally classified by the area of vertebrae affected.

‘C’ shaped curves are formed when one or more section of the vertebrae is affected. This is due to muscle asymmetry which causes the vertebrae to bend in one direction only, without a compensating movement in the opposite direction.

‘S’ shaped curves are formed when the spine has two curves. An ‘S’ shaped curve may not be visible under clothing, unless it is severe, as the two curves appear to balance each other.

Management

Unlike rigid bracing, the DMO Medical scoliosis suits encourage muscles to be active, making them stronger.

DM Orthotics has developed two bodysuits which have been specifically designed for scoliosis. The DMO Postural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to manage symptoms of Neuropathic Onset Scoliosis whilst the DMO Structural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to manage symptoms of Idiopathic Scoliosis.

They use lightweight material with strategically located fabric panels. These are worn under clothing, are comfortable to wear and provide freedom of movement. This overcomes many of the problems encountered with alternative methods, such as rigid bracing and surgery.

What is Scoliosis?

1 in 250 children can experience Scoliosis.

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine. It can also involve the vertebrae rotating. These symptoms can affect a person’s appearance as the spine bends to the side, creating a ‘C’ shaped or ‘S’-shaped curve. This condition can also cause a great deal of pain, as not only is the spine forced out of optimal positioning but the ribs, and internal organs in more extreme cases, can be pulled out of alignment.

Symptoms

The severity of the scoliosis is measured by the angle of deviation caused by the curvature.

The severity of the scoliosis is measured by the angle of deviation caused by the curvature.

Symptoms can include: pain, reduced range of movement, increased effort with movement, in severe case impact on breathing , impact on activities of daily living such as washing and dressing.

Scoliosis can present as a C or an S shaped curve, and is generally classified by the area of vertebrae affected.

‘C’ shaped curves are formed when one or more section of the vertebrae is affected. This is due to muscle asymmetry which causes the vertebrae to bend in one direction only, without a compensating movement in the opposite direction.

‘S’ shaped curves are formed when the spine has two curves. An ‘S’ shaped curve may not be visible under clothing, unless it is severe, as the two curves appear to balance each other.

Management

Unlike rigid bracing, the DMO Medical scoliosis suits encourage muscles to be active, making them stronger.

DM Orthotics has developed two bodysuits which have been specifically designed for scoliosis. The DMO Postural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to manage symptoms of Neuropathic Onset Scoliosis whilst the DMO Structural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to manage symptoms of Idiopathic Scoliosis.

They use lightweight material with strategically located fabric panels. These are worn under clothing, are comfortable to wear and provide freedom of movement. This overcomes many of the problems encountered with alternative methods, such as rigid bracing and surgery.