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Considerations for Murfreesboro Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is not an issue all Murfreesboro parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Murfreesboro scoliosis is a big matter. Most Chiropractic Clinic shares these new findings about Murfreesboro scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Murfreesboro SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a usual recommendation for Murfreesboro chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Murfreesboro kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. Recent research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though not very much is known about the origins of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – verified 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) Most Chiropractic Clinic knows Murfreesboro parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Murfreesboro SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Murfreesboro scoliosis patients. The spine holds some clues as to just how it will respond to Murfreesboro 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 size of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation referred to as 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 decreasing the curvature. (3)

Murfreesboro SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A recent 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.

Murfreesboro SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Clear evidence of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is lacking. While AIS can develop throughout the growth years and cause a surface deformity, It’s typically not symptomatic. Nevertheless, the risk of health problems and curve progression increases if the final spinal curvature get to or exceeds a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more standard interventions to stop the progression. The key goals of all types of interventions are to fix the deformity, stop additional worsening of the curve, and bring back the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, diminishing 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 many reports of short-term (few months) favorable 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 greater than 45 degrees to show that one is superior. (5)

Murfreesboro SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Murfreesboro treatment plan that can incorporate spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the Murfreesboro 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 show correlation with pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified 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 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 Murfreesboro chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Murfreesboro scoliosis is important to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis and his/her family. Most Chiropractic Clinic teams up with Murfreesboro scoliosis patients and their families to find the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Murfreesboro scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Most Chiropractic Clinic. 
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