According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, nearly three million visits to chiropractors in the United States each year are from patients seeking help with scoliosis. Despite this commonplace occurrence, we’ve found wide-spread misunderstandings about scoliosis and chiropractic treatment in the general population.
Michele Romano of ISICO in Milan, Italy, is one of the world’s leading experts in scoliosis exercise programs. He is the current President of SOSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Techniques), and one of the lead instructors of the Scoliosis World Masters Program. He has published numerous research articles on the science behind scoliosis exercises….
If you’re interested in scoliosis physiotherapy and exercises as part of your treatment, it can be hard to find detailed information. Don’t worry, it’s for a good reason! Each case of scoliosis is different, and using highly customized movements is important if you want to see positive outcomes.
Scoliosis is a complex disease that involves much more than just the bones of the spine. It affects the muscles, other soft tissues (like tendons, discs and ligaments) and the brain. Your body forms habits over time to counteract the scoliosis. It takes time to re-program these old patterns of behavior, especially if the scoliosis…
Spotting scoliosis early gives patients the ability to be more proactive with their care. Scoliosis screening can be a great tool to catch and treat scoliosis before more drastic measures become necessary. Early detection can be the difference between an invasive spinal surgery and a short home exercise routine.
Surgery is often hailed as the be-all and end-all cure for scoliosis. And the Harrington rod is used in the majority of scoliosis surgeries performed in the U.S. It’s been used on idiopathic scoliosis patients since the 1960s, and, though the surgical techniques and equipment have evolved, the gist of the surgery remains the same.
As we’ve discussed before, there’s a lot of confusion and unrealistic promises that surround many scoliosis correction methods. Bracing and surgery are the two most common methods to treat scoliosis. But they’re not the only options available to you.
Most people see massages as a luxury, a practice synonymous with relaxation. However, massages also hold healing properties that are not the most pleasurable when put into practice. A good scoliosis massage should not be comfortable. It should reach deep into the muscles, carrying that good kind of hurt.
“Can a chiropractor fix scoliosis?” It’s a common refrain from potential patients and skeptics alike. More often than not, we hear this question from people who have had a bad experience with a chiropractor (or two) in the past.
Most people may assume that your run-of-the-mill chiropractor is the best option for any sort of back problem, including even the most complicated conditions. But that logic can be faulty when it comes to scoliosis.