Considerations for Severna Park Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is not a condition all Severna Park parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are affected by scoliosis, Severna Park scoliosis is a big consideration. Back And Neck Care Center presents these new findings about Severna Park scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Severna Park SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a common recommendation for Severna Park chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Severna Park kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. Recent research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though not very much is understood about the origins of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – recorded 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) Back And Neck Care Center knows Severna Park parents will want to keep their kids active!

Severna Park SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Severna Park scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Severna Park chiropractic treatment. A significant tilting of the L3 and L4 vertebrae at skeletal maturity, specifically one greater than 16°, predicts 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 slow the progression of the curve and decrease the already increased size of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation called Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation involves spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments into their normal ranges of motion. This may allow improved mobility and assist in halting curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Severna Park SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A new 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.

Severna Park SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Definitive indication of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is scarce. While AIS can advance during the growth years and cause a surface deformity, It’s usually not symptomatic. However, the risk of health problems and curve progression rises if the final spinal curvature get to or goes over a certain point. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more standard interventions to stop the progression. The key goals of all these interventions are to correct the deformity, prevent further worsening of the curve, and restore the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Additionally, reducing 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) promising surgical treatment outcomes but few long-term outcomes (more than 20 years). For those with curves greater than 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 greater than 45 degrees to say one is better. (5)

Severna Park SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a Severna Park treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be included in the Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) regarding stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the main area of the spine changed by scoliosis. This study documented that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain demonstrate correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is increased in chronic spine related pain. Increased spine motion is a part 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 helps keep an active woman who has scoliosis active.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Severna Park scoliosis is key to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Back And Neck Care Center partners with Severna Park scoliosis patients and their families to discover the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
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