Considerations for Groton Scoliosis Patients

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

CAUSES OF Groton SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Groton chiropractic patients. It is important for all Groton 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) – recorded 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office knows Groton parents will want to keep their kids active!

Groton SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Groton scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Groton chiropractic treatment. A noticeable 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 slow the progression of the curve and decrease the already increased size 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 improved mobility and help in stopping curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Groton 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.

Groton 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 lacking. While AIS can progress 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 get to or exceeds a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more typical interventions to stop the progression. The key aims of all these interventions are to revise the deformity, stop additional worsening 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 several reports of short-term (few months) promising 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 greater than 45 degrees to show that one is better. (5)

Groton SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor measures the curvature angle and establishes a Groton treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If required, interdisciplinary care will be incorporated in the Groton 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 changed by scoliosis. This study found that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain show association of pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified 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 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 Groton chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Groton scoliosis is important to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Hutter Chiropractic Office teams up with Groton scoliosis patients and their families to find the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Groton scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Hutter Chiropractic Office. 
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