Scoliosis is the medical term for an abnormal curve in the spine. It has many implications for people suffering with it, most notably frequent and severe pain. Scoliosis is a condition that must be managed well to prevent further bouts of pain and increases in abnormal spinal curve.
Often the changes are not reversible with conventional therapy. Patient’s do however maintain function, decrease pain and continue with daily activities.
The goal is simple: to help people with scoliosis to live better lives, without being impacted by their condition. Treatment and exercise programs ensure this becomes a reality.
The cause of scoliosis is not well documented. However, here are some possible links.
Neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy)
Injuries to or infections of the spine (especially as a child)
Scoliosis is most common in young girls. When assessing scoliosis it is important to identify the degree of the curve. This allows the chiropractor to monitor changes, being able to act early if bracing or surgery becomes a necessity.
Corrective neuromuscular exercises to prevent the potential need for bracing and fusion for scoliosis patients. Creating spinal stability to prevent the condition hampering daily activities. That coupled with specific chiropractic adjustments to the spine helps the patient to live well, and prevent other more invasive therapies.