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Considerations for Auburn Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is not a condition all Auburn parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Auburn scoliosis is a big matter. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares these new findings about Auburn scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Auburn SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a common recommendation for Auburn chiropractic patients. It is important for all Auburn kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. New research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though not very much is known about the causes of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – recorded that reduced 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows Auburn parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Auburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Auburn scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Auburn 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 profits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may slow the progression of the curve and decrease the already increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation called Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation incorporates spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments through their normal ranges of motion. This may allow increased mobility and assist in halting curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Auburn 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.

Auburn 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 advance throughout the growth years and cause a surface deformity, it is typically not symptomatic. However, 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 central goals of all types of interventions are to correct the deformity, prevent additional worsening of the curve, and restore the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, diminishing morbidity and pain and allowing return to normal function are also significant. Surgery is normally suggested for curvatures exceeding 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are many reports of short-term (few months) favorable 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 more than 45 degrees to say one is superior. (5)

Auburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Auburn treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be included in the Auburn chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) on stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine affected 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 presented 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 Auburn chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Auburn scoliosis is key to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis and his/her family. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. teams up with Auburn scoliosis patients and their families to discover the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
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