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Considerations for Manahawkin Scoliosis Patients

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

CAUSES OF Manahawkin SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Manahawkin chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Manahawkin 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) – documented that reduced physical ability and activity in those who go on develop 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) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows Manahawkin parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Manahawkin SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Manahawkin scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Manahawkin 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 profits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may decelerate 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 into their normal ranges of motion. This may allow increased mobility and assist in halting curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Manahawkin 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.

Manahawkin 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 develop during the growth years and cause a significant deformity, It’s typically not symptomatic. However, the risk of health problems and curve progression rises if the final spinal curvature reaches or goes over a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more standard interventions to prevent the progression. The central aims of all types of interventions are to correct the deformity, stop further deterioration of the curve, and bring back the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Additionally, minimizing morbidity and pain and permitting return to full function are also significant. Surgery is usually 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 (over 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 superior. (5)

Manahawkin SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a Manahawkin treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be incorporated in the Manahawkin 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 affected by scoliosis. This study found 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 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 Manahawkin chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Manahawkin scoliosis is important to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis and his/her family. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center teams up with Manahawkin scoliosis patients and their families to find the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Manahawkin scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 
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