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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine which causes mild to chronic pain. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Examples scoliosis and related disabilities include lumbar scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, thoracic scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, kyphosis, thoracolumbar scoliosis, spondylosis and sometimes just degenerative curved spine.

Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs if not treated with specialized care, surgery or a back brace.

Three Causes

Congenital genetic predisposition
Habitual behavioral routines
Idiopathic unknown cause

Regardless of cause, early detection and treatment can be helpful.

Obvious Clues

An alert parent may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Or uneven shoe wear offers a clue. Back pain and leg pain may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains” even in adults.

Wait and See?

Allowed to run its course, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten. If allowed to continue, it can require regular physical therapy from a trained specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature normal?
A: Any type of sideways curvature is abnormal. From the back, the spine should appear straight. When scoliosis is present, there are usually two curves. A primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction.

Q: Isn’t scoliosis caused by a lack of calcium?

A: No. However, there are a growing number of people who believe uncorrected spinal damage from the birth process may be involved. Some theorize that “walkers” may prematurely interrupt the crawling stage so essential for proper spinal development.

Q: Do heavy back-packs cause scoliosis?

A:Not necessarily, however this is a growing concern. Make sure your son or daughter use both shoulder straps on their back-packs so the weight is evenly distributed. Weigh your childrens bag. Make sure it doesn’t exceed 10% -15% of their body weight.

Q: Can you teach me scoliosis exercises to help relieve the pain?

A:Yes we can! Schedule a consultation to learn more.

Q: What is microdiscectomy?

A: Discectomy is surgery to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord . It tends to be done asmicrodiscectomy, which uses a special microscope to view the disc and nerves. This larger view allows the surgeon to use a smaller cut (incision).

Natural Approach to a Cure

A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments will help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are trained and strengthened by our Salinas specialists, your posture will improve.

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