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Scoliosis Assessment

Choosing the right treatment for scoliosis relies on first being able to accurately assess and measure it. Accurate assessment of a scoliosis or hyperkyphosis case is one of the most important steps in achieving the best outcome

Chiropractic Assessment

£77 (Normally up to £185).

Includes X-Rays if Medically Indicated.
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    Assess Posture, Measure X-rays

    Scoliosis can be detected through postural assessment, but can only be accurately diagnosed and measured on an X-ray of the spine. Standing X-rays should only be used, as they show the true degree and alignment of the curve or curves while the patient is upright. Lying down X-rays are not as useful, as the spine can be mispositioned and the true extent of the scoliosis minimised.

    Once X-ray images have been taken, a type of measurement called the“Cobb angle” is used to assess the degree of the scoliosis. It is criticial that any health professional assessing scoliosis be familiar and accurate with this measurement, as it is then used to form recommendations for treatment options based on the degree of curve.

    What Scoliosis Measurements Mean?

    A scoliosis is a curve with over 10 degrees Cobb angle, with visible rotation of the vertebrae. If no rotation is seen on an X-ray, the curve is not a true scoliosis and may be postural or positional.Many scoliosis surgeons recommend surgery when the curve is over 40 or 45 degrees and there is a high probability of worsening over time.

    Our Expert Care

    Optimal Spine and Mikael Porath Petersens approach to scoliosis
    treatment is to ensure each curve is accurately assessed from the
    outset and to recommend appropriate treatment options, tailored to
    each patient.

    At Optimal Spine, we take a very active approach to scoliosis care based on the latest evidence. We combine Chiropractic care , bracing and We use list of exercises including Active Daily Living,The Schroth method and SEAS exercises.

    At Optimal Spine, we use list of exercises including Active Daily
    Living, The Schroth method and SEAS in order to; 

    Treatment Guide for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Pre-surgical rehabilitation

    Adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are often at risk of progression of their curve to the point of surgical recommendation. Surgery is typically recommended for AIS when the curves reach about 45 degrees. However surgery for these teens is not a medical emergency and there is sometimes the option to conduct pre-surgical rehabilitation to prepare the teen mentally and physically for the surgery.

    Meet Our Experts

    Our Expert Team, comprising skilled professionals with a passion for spinal health, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. Led by Dr. Mikael Porath Petersen, a Chiropractor with a personal journey in scoliosis care, each member is dedicated to providing personalized, evidence-based treatment.