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Considerations for New Roads Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t a condition all New Roads parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are affected by scoliosis, New Roads scoliosis is a big consideration. New Roads Chiropractic Center presents these new findings about New Roads scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF New Roads SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a common recommendation for New Roads chiropractic patients. It is important for all New Roads kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. New research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though little is known about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – verified that decreased 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows New Roads parents will want to keep their kids active!

New Roads SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues New Roads scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to New Roads chiropractic treatment. A noticeable 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 benefits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may slow the progression of the curve and reduce the already increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation termed 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 help in halting curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

New Roads 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 as well as the physical fitness status of the scoliosis patient. (4) Again, Cox® flexion distraction manipulation stretches the basic anatomical posture of scoliosis.

New Roads 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 develop during the growth years and produce a surface deformity, it is usually not symptomatic. However, the risk of health problems and curve progression increases if the final spinal curvature get to or goes over a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more standard interventions to prevent the progression. The main goals of all these interventions are to correct the deformity, stop further worsening of the curve, and restore the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Additionally, reducing morbidity and pain and allowing return to full function are also significant. Surgery is normally suggested for curvatures over 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are many reports of short-term (few months) promising 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 greater than 45 degrees to show that one is better. (5)

New Roads SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a New Roads treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the New Roads chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) regarding stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine affected by scoliosis. This study found 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. 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 New Roads chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for New Roads scoliosis is key to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. New Roads Chiropractic Center teams up with New Roads scoliosis patients and their families to plan the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
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