Highlights from the 2019 Meeting of the SOSORT

Each year, the Scientific Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) meets to discuss current conservative treatment protocols for people with exaggerated curvatures of the spine. The 14th meeting of SOSORT took place in the heart of downtown San Francisco and featured research presentations, educational courses, and special guest speakers.

Recently, SOSORT has grown to nearly 400 members, which shows that there is a growing awareness of the many challenges that scoliosis patients face. The growth in membership also indicates that more and more healthcare providers are seeking ways to expand their knowledge and discover the best options for non-operative care. While many American doctors still follow the “wait and see” approach when it comes to scoliosis treatment, SOSORT members recognize the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.

During the 2019 meeting of the SOSORT, clinicians demonstrated the success of curve correction when adhering to bracing treatments and/or scoliosis specific exercises. Here are a few key highlights from this year’s presentations.

Key Highlights from the 2019 Meeting of the Scientific Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Earlier diagnosis and treatment of exaggerated curvature of the spine ensures optimal results. Screening programs in schools have been found to be effective in identifying kids who are at risk.
  • The models used to predict how the curvature will progress are becoming more accurate.
  • The designs for scoliosis braces are continuing to evolve to become both more effective and more comfortable. Bracing is currently being considered as an option for older scoliosis patients who have pain concerns.
  • Counseling may be of benefit to scoliosis patients. It may help lower the stress and anxiety related to scoliosis and its treatments. It could also make patients feel more empowered and better able to care for themselves.
  • Frequently engaging in athletic activity has been repeatedly confirmed as a powerful component in helping to minimize the progression of spinal curvature in many children. This does not mean, though, that sports are a treatment. Instead, they help improve overall fitness. The benefits of specific sports have not yet been analyzed.
  • Sagittal Plane or front to back imbalance, also known as exaggerated rounding of the back or exaggerated swayback, is a recognized contributory to spinal curvature progression. As a result, correction for this type of imbalance is now more frequently being included in treatment protocols.

Treatment for Scoliosis in Denver

At Denver South Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date treatment protocols for scoliosis. We are grateful for the wealth of information that comes from the annual meeting of the Scientific Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treatment, and we use the information presented to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. For the best conservative scoliosis treatment in Denver, please contact Denver South Chiropractic today.