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Considerations for Montreal Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis isn’t a condition all Montreal parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Montreal scoliosis is a big matter. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares these new findings about Montreal scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Montreal SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Montreal chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Montreal 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) – 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows Montreal parents will want to keep their kids moving!

Montreal SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis interests Montreal scoliosis patients. The spine holds some clues as to just how it will respond to Montreal 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 decelerate the progression of the curve and decrease the already increased degree of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation referred to as Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation involves spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments through their normal ranges of motion. This may allow increased mobility and aid in stopping curve progression and in reducing the curvature. (3)

Montreal SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A recent 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 as well as the physical fitness status of the scoliosis patient. (4) Again, Cox® flexion distraction manipulation stretches the basic anatomical posture of scoliosis.

Montreal 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 scarce. While AIS can develop during the growth years and produce 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 standard interventions to stop the progression. The central aims of all these interventions are to fix the deformity, stop additional deterioration of the curve, and fix the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Additionally, minimizing morbidity and pain and permitting return to full function are also important. Surgery is normally suggested for curvatures exceeding 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are several reports of short-term (few months) favorable surgical treatment outcomes but few long-term outcomes (over 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)

Montreal SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and sets up a Montreal treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be included in the Montreal chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) regarding stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine affected 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 Montreal chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Montreal scoliosis is vital to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis as well as his/her family. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic partners with Montreal scoliosis patients and their families to discover the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Montreal scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. 
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