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Considerations for Tarrytown Scoliosis Patients

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

CAUSES OF Tarrytown SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Tarrytown chiropractic patients. It is important for all Tarrytown kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. Recent research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though little is understood about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – documented that reduced physical ability and activity in those who go on have scoliosis by age 15 was noted 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) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows Tarrytown parents will want to keep their kids active!

Tarrytown SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Tarrytown scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Tarrytown 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 decrease 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 stopping curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

Tarrytown 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 improve 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.

Tarrytown SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Clear indication of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is missing. While AIS can progress throughout the growth years and cause a surface deformity, it is typically not symptomatic. Nevertheless, the risk of health problems and curve progression increases if the final spinal curvature get to or exceeds a certain point. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more standard interventions to stop the progression. The key aims of all types of interventions are to correct the deformity, stop additional deterioration of the curve, and fix the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, minimizing morbidity and pain and permitting return to normal function are also significant. Surgery is normally suggested for curvatures exceeding 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are many reports of short-term (few months) favorable surgical treatment outcomes but not many 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)

Tarrytown SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a Tarrytown treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the Tarrytown chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) on stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine affected by scoliosis. This study documented that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain show association of 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 helps keep an active woman who has scoliosis active.

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

 
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