Orthopedic Motion is a Las Vegas Scoliosis Company. Specializing in Scoliosis in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson.
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Orthopedic Motion, Inc. was started in 1993, with the goal of providing the Las Vegas area with state-of-the-art orthotics and prosthetics in an environment where each patient can be assured that their care and their concerns are our number one objective. Over the past seventeen years, our dedication to innovative research and technology, coupled with our ongoing commitment to treating each patient as an individual, rather than a number, has made us a leader in the field of evaluating and treating Scoliosis in the Las Vegas Valley including North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.Have a question now? Just drop us a line!
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Help Recover From Any Type of Scoliosis
At Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas, it is our goal to create a positive working environment where each member of our team is valued for the work they do and is expected to contribute to creating a positive experience for all our patients in need of treatment for Scoliosis. We are dedicated to ensuring that every patient that walks through our door is treated with respect and will be fully satisfied with the service given to them by us in the use of orthotic braces for Scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a lateral, or side to side, curvature of the spine. (Kyphosis is different, in that it causes a front to back curvature of the spine, resulting in a hunchbacked appearance.)
What Causes Scoliosis?
It is most commonly detected in children just prior to the adolescent years. There are three main causes of Scoliosis:
Congenital: a form of Scoliosis that is present at birth, wherein a problem occurs in the development of the vertebrae, during prenatal development.
Neuromuscular: a form of Scoliosis commonly linked to diseases such as cerebral palsy, polio and muscular dystrophy; this type of Scoliosis is caused by poor muscle control or weakness.
Idiopathic: the most common occurrence of Scoliosis in adolescents, idiopathic scoliosis has no known cause.
What are the symptoms of Scoliosis?
Common symptoms of Scoliosis include uneven shoulder blades, or one that seems to protrude more than the other; uneven waist; persistent back pain; a visible lateral curving of the spine; rib prominence and uneven muscle tone.
How is it Scoliosis diagnosed?
During the initial exam, by an orthopedic specialist at Orthopedic Motions, Inc. of Las Vegas, the patient will be asked to remove his or her shirt and bend forward, to perform the Adams Forward Bend Test. If a prominence is noted, the patient will usually be examined by X-Ray in order to confirm the primary diagnosis. A scoliometer, a small hand-held device which measures the degree of the bend, may also be used when diagnosing Scoliosis.
These examinations will be followed by an assessment of the patient's gait and neurological tests.
For patients who present with over a 20 degree curvature of the spine, the correct orthotic brace is necessary for proper growth. If Scoliosis is left untreated, the curvature can actually create a twisting of the spine, as well as affect breathing and lung function.
The majority of patients who present with Scoliosis have less than 20 degrees of curvature, a figure that must be determined by an orthopedic physician. If it is determined by your physician that your child is one of the many whose Scoliosis does not require orthotic bracing, it is important that they continue to be evaluated on a regular basis (approximately every 6 months), in order to ensure that the curve does not increase.
For the percentage of patients that do require bracing, those who present with over 40 degrees of rotation will require spinal surgery by a specialist, before being fitted for a brace.
Orthotic braces are not meant to reverse the curve in the spine, which is why they cannot be used alone for very severe curves. They are meant to apply pressure to help straighten the spine. With consistent wear and time to grow, the correct brace can be very effective in treating many cases of Scoliosis.
Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas employs a unique scanning system that uses a low-grade laser to take a 3-D image of each patient's body. This allows our practitioners to create a completely custom-fitted brace for each patient, ensuring the optimum level of pressure and support to create the best prognosis for each patient's individual type of Scoliosis.
If your pediatrician has recommended a Scoliosis evaluation for your child, you have come to the right place. Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas is here to help you and your child through this process. With appropriate intervention, particularly from the experts at Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas, our Scoliosis patients will be evaluated and needed treatment and follow-up care will be provided. Our expertise and dedication to each patient, combined with our state of the art technology, makes Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas the ideal choice for your child who has been diagnosed with Scoliosis.
We have five convenient locations in the Las Vegas Valley to better serve our patients as follows:
2800 East Desert Inn Rd. Suite 250 Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: 702-697-7070 Fax: 702-697-7077
8930 W. Sunset Road Suite 340 Las Vegas, NV 89148
3233 W. Charleston Boulevard Suite 111 Las Vegas, NV 89102
Best Physicians for Scoliosis in the Valley
As physicians and caretakers at Orthopedic Motions, Inc. of Las Vegas, we are committed to treat every patient we see to the best of our abilities and we will not discriminate based on gender, race, religion or economic status. We will strive to apply our education and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for each of our patients and we will work together to promote a positive atmosphere for our patients and for each other. We learned a long time ago that to best serve our patients and their families, we must care deeply, and improve constantly. If you would like to consult with one of our trained practitioners at Orthopedic Motion, Inc. of Las Vegas, give us a call today at (702) 697-7070 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you with our proven expertise and leading technology in the field of orthotics and treatment of Scoliosis.Take a look at some of our work.