Considerations for Fort Wayne Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t an issue all Fort Wayne parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Fort Wayne scoliosis is a big consideration. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares these new findings about Fort Wayne scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Fort Wayne SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. It is important for all Fort Wayne 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 decreased 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows Fort Wayne parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Fort Wayne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Fort Wayne scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment. A significant 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 decelerate the progression of the curve and reduce the previously increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation referred to as Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation incorporates spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments into their normal ranges of motion. This may allow improved mobility and help in halting curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

Fort Wayne 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 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.

Fort Wayne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Definitive indication of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is missing. While AIS can progress throughout the growth years and produce a significant deformity, It’s usually not symptomatic. Nevertheless, 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 typical interventions to prevent the progression. The key aims of all these interventions are to fix the deformity, prevent additional deterioration of the curve, and fix the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, minimizing morbidity and pain and allowing return to normal function are also significant. 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 (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 more than 45 degrees to show that one is better. (5)

Fort Wayne SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and sets up a Fort Wayne treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be included in the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) about stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine changed by scoliosis. This study documented that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain demonstrate correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified in chronic spine related pain. Improvement of 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 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Fort Wayne scoliosis is vital to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic partners with Fort Wayne scoliosis patients and their families to plan the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Fort Wayne scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. 
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