Scoliosis

Chiropractic for Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis Treatment

The curve in the spine can often be seen and the ribs may be humped on one side.

Chiropractic has a long record of successfully helping people with scoliosis.

A study published in a scientific journal (JMPT 2001) showed an actual decrease in the scoliosis curvature of patients that underwent chiropractic treatment.

The head of the study, Dr. Charles Lantz, DC, PhD stated…

“Chiropractic appears to offer a distinct advantage in the management and monitoring of early stage scoliosis.”

The most useful part of this study was that the sooner a child underwent treatment for their scoliosis, the better the change in the curvature.

Another study showed that

“the combined use of spinal manipulation [chiropractic care] and postural therapy appeared to significantly reduce the severity of the Cobb angle in all 19 subjects.” (BMC Muscoloskelet Disorders 2004).

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Chiropractic is an effective gentle, non-invasive scoliosis treatment.

What is Scoliosis?

Gentle chiropractic care is effective scoliosis treatment

The scoliosis can happen in any part of the spine.

Scoliosis is a condition where a person’s spine is curved from side to side, forming either a C or S shape.

However once the bone has fused then the scoliosis is unlikely to increase. Th spine fuses at between the ages of 18 and 25. If you are diagnosed with scoliosis then you should be monitored until your spine is fused.

Scoliosis treatment aims to reduce these curves.

 

Causes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is typically classified according to its cause so it may be:

1. Congenital: from a spinal abnormality present at birth

2. Idiopathic: cause unknown and can be sub-classified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent or adult depending when it started to happen.

3. Neuromuscular: the scoliosis developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy or physical trauma.

Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis

The symptoms of scoliosis can include:

1. Uneven musculature on one side of the spine compared to the other.

2. A rib prominence and/or a prominent shoulder blade caused by rotation of the ribcage if scoliosis is in that part of the spine.

3. Uneven hips / leg lengths / shoulder levels

4. Asymmetrical size or location of breast in females.

5. Slow nerve action (occasionally)Getting the person to lean forward often shows the scoliosis clearly.

People with scoliosis who have reached skeletal maturity are less likely to have a deteriorating condition. Some severe cases of scoliosis can lead to diminishing lung capacity, putting pressure on the heart, and restricting physical activities.

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and straighten yourself out!

Other Types of Scoliosis Treatment

Many scoliosis patients have been told they only have three choices — to do nothing, bracing, or surgery

Bracing: is often recommended by medical practitioners in the early stages of scoliosis. But one study conducted at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa compared bracing to non-bracing. And no difference was noticed in the surgery rates (Spine 2007).This means that bracing was of no help to these scoliosis patients. Their scoliosis curvature advanced at the same rate as those who did nothing.

Studies have also shown that patients felt bracing handicapped their life and left a psychological scar.

Scoliosis Surgery: involves implanting metal rods and screws to straighten the spine.

However, numerous studies have shown that multiple complications, including rusting and corrosion, bending, or breaking completely, prove this method dangerous. Many sufferers who had the rods implanted, end up later undergoing surgery to have them removed. In addition, thousands of post-surgery scoliosis patients are legally declared permanently disabled every year. Follow up x-rays on other cases have shown that scoliosis can even return years after the operation.

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