Considerations for Paramus Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t a condition all Paramus parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Paramus scoliosis is a big matter. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center presents these new findings about Paramus scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Paramus SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a usual recommendation for Paramus chiropractic patients. It is important for all Paramus kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. New research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though little is understood about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – recorded that reduced physical ability and activity in those who go on develop 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows Paramus parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Paramus SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Paramus scoliosis patients. The spine holds some clues as to just how it will respond to Paramus chiropractic treatment. A noticeable tilting of the L3 and L4 vertebrae at skeletal maturity, especially 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 reduce the already increased degree 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 assist in stopping curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

Paramus SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A new study presented 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 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.

Paramus 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 scarce. While AIS can develop throughout the growth years and cause a surface deformity, it is usually not symptomatic. Nevertheless, the risk of health problems and curve progression rises if the final spinal curvature get to or goes over a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more typical interventions to prevent the progression. The key aims of all types of interventions are to fix the deformity, stop further worsening of the curve, and bring back the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, minimizing morbidity and pain and allowing return to full function are also important. Surgery is normally recommended for curvatures exceeding 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 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 superior. (5)

Paramus SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Paramus treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be incorporated in the Paramus chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) about 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 show association of pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is increased in chronic spine related pain. Increased spine motion is a goal 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 assists in keeping an active woman who has scoliosis active.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Paramus scoliosis is key to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center partners with Paramus scoliosis patients and their families to find the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Paramus scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 
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