Scoliosis Treatments


Effective Scoliosis Treatment to Improve Your Quality of Life

Every year, three million people in the United States are diagnosed with scoliosis, a condition that causes an irregular curve of the spine. In most cases, the disorder develops just before puberty, with 2-3% of children between the ages of 10-15 receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis—though scoliosis can occur in adulthood too.

State-of-the-Art Scoliosis Bracing for Better Results
While many cases of scoliosis are mild, some can cause mobility issues, chronic pain and other serious health complications without effective management. At Bethesda Spine and Posture we offer state-of-the-art treatment for both juvenile/adolescent scoliosis and adult degenerative scoliosis. Our treatments can prevent the condition from progressing and can meaningfully improve the patient’s quality of life.

Our scoliosis treatment services include the following:

  • Juvenile and Adolescent Scoliosis Bracing: New studies have shown that non-surgical treatment methods for scoliosis – like bracing – are highly effective at managing cases that are detected early. Our state-of-the-art bracing process involves an x-ray analysis and iPad 3D scanner technology to create a completely custom spinal brace. With the innovative ScoliBrace® treatment method, we can prevent your child’s scoliosis from progressing and, ideally, avoid the need for surgery.
  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Bracing: While most cases of scoliosis are diagnosed in childhood, the condition can manifest in adulthood too due to changes in the spine caused by arthritis, osteoporosis or injury. Common symptoms of adult degenerative scoliosis include back and/or leg pain. Our adult scoliosis bracing treatment can slow or even halt the progression of your scoliosis, alleviating your symptoms.
  • Other Scoliosis Treatment Methods: Some types of scoliosis can cause chronic pain. In conjunction with our scoliosis bracing services, we offer chiropractic, physical therapy, and medical treatments that can reduce your pain and drastically improve your overall quality of life.

Bethesda Spine & Posture is proudly Certified in Scolibalance Physical Therapy.

ScoliBalance is a physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercise (PSSE) program used to treat scoliosis and kyphosis in children, adolescents and adults.

The program combines the most relevant practices and principles in physical therapy, chiropractic and exercise rehabilitation for a 3D approach to managing scoliosis, tailored to each individual patient according to their curve type, symptoms and treatment goals.

The ScoliBalance concept was created by Dr. Jeb McAviney (Chiropractor) drawing on his clinical experience treating scoliosis using a combination of Chiropractic Biophysics, SEAS and Schroth* (BSPTS) techniques.

ScoliBalance builds on the foundation of other PSSE programs focusing on aspects that are most effective and achievable for patients to learn and implement. The program is delivered in accordance with the SOSORT guidelines.