Part 10 of 10 | Adult Scoliosis, Prevalence, & Treatment | Dr Walter Salubro Interviews Dr. Jeb McAviney


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Dr. Walter Salubro:
Now, what about the adults in the bracing? What kind of things have you seen with that?

Dr. Jeb McAviney:
So, adults is a, is a little more difficult. There’s I suppose, two categories of adults. We have the adults that kind of scoliosis, when they were children have results of adults when they’ve developed a scoliosis as an adult. It’s actually these adults that developed scoliosis is in the adult that have the highest prevalence and we pull back degenerative de novo scoliosis, de novo means a new onset. And in these adults, we’re not so much trying to correct the curve, we’re trying to improve the balance of their posture. So if you look at the picture of this lady on the right, you know, what we’re actually interested in is how a head and shoulders line up on the pelvis from the side. The further forward she is, the more chronic back pain and disability she’s going to have. If we can bring her back into a better sagittal alignment, and she’s going to have less pain and less disability, and that’s our number one, focus for adults is decreasing pain, decreasing disability, improving quality of life and function and stabilizing the curve. Now, the younger adults, you know, the 20 or 30 year olds, if they’re flexible and their curve was from adolescents, maybe we can make some change, but the older adults where it’s degenerative, really the goal is more functional goals as opposed to corrective belts.

Dr. Walter Salubro:
I think that’s very realistic when you tell people, when you tell them straight and an adult that there’s a lot of generation one, improve your posture, improve your coronal and sagittal balance and improve their quality of life and maintain that in the future. Right, it’s very realistic. I think they appreciate that versus trying to fluff them with some result that, you know, you’re not going to be able to get. I really appreciate the time and we covered a lot in half an hour, actually, I went through all the questions that I wanted to ask, but there is always the one question that I ask all my guests that come on, and one of the things I’ve been seeing lately more and more in our office is people have been coming to an office like ours, chiropractic office, where they’ve tried a whole bunch of other things, they’re on the verge of losing hope with their condition, whether it’s scoliosis or another type of condition, and sometimes even emotionally, either they’re, they’ve lost hope as well, so if that person, that’s a scoliosis patient out there and doesn’t know what all their options are and they’re losing hope, what would you tell them right now to inspire hope in them?

Dr. Jeb McAviney:
Look, I think now is perhaps one of the best times that we now understand the role of scoliosis specific exercises, braces have come a long way from where they were. We now understand the importance of screening and there is hope. There’s definitely hope for scoliosis patients out there. And I think it’s a matter of, you know, doing some research, finding out who the all five professionals are in the area and asking them questions. And if you can do that, then you’ll find the right people, the right provider, and you’ll get the right treatment. And as we said before, it’s about getting the right treatment at the right time and patients do that and they’re going to get good outcomes.

Dr. Walter Salubro:
Awesome. Appreciate that for sure if someone wants to find out more information about your company and where the can find ScoliBrace providers, where can they go to?

Dr. Jeb McAviney: There’s lots of, lots of information and resources. There there’s links to the ScoliScreen app, information about the ScoliBrace. They can find the providers and for any health professionals out there it also has information about our educational programs.

Dr. Walter Salubro:
Right on, and I put it up on the screen for anyone that gets to this point. And I love the website. I had a patient of mine that asked me, she was an adult patient with scoliosis, and she goes I want more information about this. And I go, go to that website. And that’s where she went, that she was happy about that. So I appreciate your time, Dr. Jeb, really, it’s a topic that I’m really interested in diving in more and helping our people in our community and, I’m looking forward to meeting you at CBP and advance seminar in June in Eagle, Idaho with the CBP team and Dr. Deed Harrison. So yeah, thanks for coming on. And then we’ll talk soon. I’ll meet you soon in person.

Dr. Jeb McAviney:
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you in June and thanks for today.

Dr. Walter Salubro:
Awesome. Appreciate it. And if anyone got to this point in the video, if you have any questions, just message us or comment in the question in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to address your question and guide you in the right direction if you’re looking for some kind of help for scoliosis care. Thank you everyone for watching and we’ll see you soon.

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