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Scoliosis: New Predictor of Curve Progression

Scoliosis in young people is typically unsettling for its young patient, parent and Tonawanda chiropractic physician. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation examines with Tonawanda young people and their families about scoliosis, its current state as well as its potential progress and monitoring. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation sees its role as that of member of the Tonawanda scoliosis healthcare team.

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Now in considering scoliosis in young people, it is generally called idiopathic as no one cause has been identified for the spinal curvature. (1) 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic in adolescents, so it's often called "adolescent idiopathic scoliosis". Neurological dysfunction is one factor under consideration as a cause as researchers note that an increase in body sway follows sensory manipulation. So they wonder: could sensory processing impairment cause such curvature? (1) That’s an interesting concept for your Tonawanda chiropractor to keep in mind.

Another point of interest is the new report that suggests a way to predict the progression of spinal scoliosis. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation appreciates this revelation as it is a way to alert your Tonawanda chiropractic physician to signs that indicate more treatment is necessary. It’s also a comfort to the young scoliotic patient and his or her family! So what is this system? It is called the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System. It’s based on the progressive growth and subsequent fusion of epiphyses of small long bones of hand. Remarkable! It identifies 8 stages of progression from “juvenile slow” to “mature.” (2) If you like, ask for more details at your next Tonawanda chiropractic visit.

As for chiropractic care of pediatric conditions like scoliosis, one review shares that patients and parents responded favorably to spinal manipulation. (3) That’s what Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers!

So contact Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today to discuss your or your loved one’s case of idiopathic scoliosis knowing that Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation can monitor scoliosis progression for signs that require more care may be needed and treat with spinal manipulation to maintain mobility and strength in the spine as (or if) it develops.

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