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Considerations for Malverne Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t a condition all Malverne parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are affected by scoliosis, Malverne scoliosis is a big consideration. Malverne Health & Wellness shares these new findings about Malverne scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Malverne SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a usual recommendation for Malverne chiropractic patients. It is important for all Malverne 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 origins of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – documented that decreased physical ability and activity in those who go on have 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) Malverne Health & Wellness knows Malverne parents will want to keep their kids active!

Malverne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Malverne scoliosis patients. The spine holds some clues as to just how it will respond to Malverne chiropractic treatment. A significant 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 slow the progression of the curve and reduce the previously increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation termed 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 aid in stopping curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

Malverne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

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

Malverne 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 lacking. While AIS can advance during the growth years and cause a significant 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 typical interventions to prevent the progression. The central aims of all these interventions are to revise the deformity, prevent further deterioration of the curve, and bring back the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, minimizing morbidity and pain and allowing return to normal function are also important. Surgery is normally recommended for curvatures over 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 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 show that one is superior. (5)

Malverne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a Malverne treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be included in the Malverne 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 affected by scoliosis. This study found that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain show correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified in chronic spine related pain. Improvement of 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 discusses how he assists in keeping an active woman who has scoliosis active.

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

 
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