Considerations for Plymouth Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t an issue all Plymouth parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Plymouth scoliosis is a big consideration. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology shares these new findings about Plymouth scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Plymouth SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a usual recommendation for Plymouth chiropractic patients. It is important for all Plymouth kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. Recent research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though little is known about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – recorded 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology knows Plymouth parents will want to keep their kids active!

Plymouth SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Plymouth scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Plymouth chiropractic treatment. A noticeable tilting of the L3 and L4 vertebrae at skeletal maturity, specifically one greater than 16°, foretells future curve progression and low back pain in adulthood. (2) Such a spine with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis benefits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may decelerate the progression of the curve and decrease the already increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation called Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation involves spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments through their normal ranges of motion. This may allow improved mobility and assist in stopping curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Plymouth SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A recent study reported support for spinal mobilization of scoliosis spines. Researchers found 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 as well as the physical fitness status of the scoliosis patient. (4) Again, Cox® flexion distraction manipulation stretches the basic anatomical posture of scoliosis.

Plymouth SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Definitive evidence of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is lacking. While AIS can advance throughout the growth years and produce a significant deformity, It’s usually not symptomatic. However, 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 types of interventions are to correct the deformity, stop additional deterioration of the curve, and bring back the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Additionally, diminishing morbidity and pain and permitting return to full function are also significant. Surgery is normally 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 few long-term outcomes (more than 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 superior. (5)

Plymouth SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Plymouth treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the Plymouth chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) on stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the main area of the spine changed by scoliosis. This study found that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain demonstrate correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified in chronic spine related pain. Improvement of spine motion is a aim 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 discusses how he assists in keeping an active woman who has scoliosis active.

Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Plymouth scoliosis is vital to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology partners with Plymouth scoliosis patients and their families to find the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Plymouth scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. 
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