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Considerations for Tonawanda Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is not a condition all Tonawanda parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Tonawanda scoliosis is a big matter. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares these new findings about Tonawanda scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Tonawanda SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Tonawanda chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Tonawanda kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. New research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though not very much is known about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – documented that reduced physical ability and activity in those who go on develop scoliosis by age 15 was seen as early as age 18 months. Those children who did more objectively measured moderate/vigorous physical activity at age 11 were 30% less likely to develop scoliosis. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows Tonawanda parents will want to keep their kids active!

Tonawanda SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Tonawanda scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Tonawanda chiropractic treatment. A significant tilting of the L3 and L4 vertebrae at skeletal maturity, especially one greater than 16°, foretells future curve progression and low back pain in adulthood. (2) Such a spine with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis profits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may slow the progression of the curve and reduce the already increased size of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation referred to as Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation incorporates spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments into their normal ranges of motion. This may allow improved mobility and help in halting curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Tonawanda SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A recent study presented support for spinal mobilization of scoliosis spines. Researchers discovered significant improvements in the neutral angles of both the lower thoracic spine curve and the lower lumbar spine curve after triple-treatment trunk stretching. Triple-treatment trunk stretching may well better the spinal curve and the physical fitness status of the scoliosis patient. (4) Again, Cox® flexion distraction manipulation stretches the basic anatomical posture of scoliosis.

Tonawanda SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Clear evidence of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is missing. While AIS can develop throughout the growth years and produce a significant deformity, it is usually not symptomatic. Nevertheless, the risk of health problems and curve progression increases if the final spinal curvature reaches or exceeds a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more typical interventions to prevent the progression. The main aims of all these interventions are to fix the deformity, prevent further worsening of the curve, and fix the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, diminishing morbidity and pain and allowing return to normal function are also significant. Surgery is usually recommended for curvatures exceeding 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are several reports of short-term (few months) favorable surgical treatment outcomes but not many long-term outcomes (over 20 years). For those with curves over 45 degrees, there are no randomized controlled trials and prospective controlled trials comparing spinal fusion surgery with non-surgical interventions in people with AIS with a Cobb angle more than 45 degrees to show that one is better. (5)

Tonawanda SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Tonawanda treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) about stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine changed by scoliosis. This study documented that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain show correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is increased in chronic spine related pain. Increased spine motion is a goal of non-surgical treatment of scoliosis whether in the adolescent or middle to older aged individual.

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Listen to this PODCAST about Cox® Technic chiropractic care of scoliosis told by Dr. Roberto Branca, an Italian chiropractor using Cox® Technic, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He talks about how he assists in keeping an active woman who has scoliosis active.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Tonawanda scoliosis is vital to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation partners with Tonawanda scoliosis patients and their families to plan the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Tonawanda scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. 
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