Scoliosis is a deformity in the spine which causes misalignment in the vertebrae. It is characterized by a lateral curvature in the straight vertical structure of the spine. The causes of Scoliosis is varied. Some of them are enumerated below-
- Congenital scoliosis is caused by a bone abnormality from birth.
- Neuromuscular scoliosis is the result of abnormal muscles or nerves. It is found mostly in people with spina bifida or cerebral palsy. If left untreated, it may result in paralysis.
- Degenerative scoliosis is caused by trauma from injuries, bone collapse, previous surgery, or osteoporosis.
- Idiopathic scoliosis for which no identifiable cause has still been found.
Symptoms of Scoliosis are uneven shoulders, excessively prominent shoulder blade, leaning gait and uneven waist.
The factors that must be considered while contemplating treatment are:
- 1. Age and maturity of the skeletal structure of the patient.
- 2. The extent of the curvature in the spine.
Spinal curvature within 10 degrees is not considered as scoliosis and treatment is in line with general spinal asymmetry. But, if the curvature amounts 20-30 degrees or more, it certainly is scoliosis and regular medical observation is recommended.
Scoliosis is the result of a skeletal misalignment and has next to no cure or treatment in conventional medical practice. The best possible way for treating scoliosis is through Chiropractics. The methods applied by chiropractic practitioners are chiropractic adjustment, massage therapies, structural and neurological procedures to stabilize the misalignment.
Scientific Chiropractic care for Scoliosis
Along with the traditional approach to chiropractic treatment, a modern and scientific methodology is with the use of the Sigma Adjuster. A pathbreaking invention in the field of chiropractics, the Sigma Adjuster has been proven beneficial for thousands of Scoliosis patients. The Sigma Adjuster is a device which comes coupled with a computer, a display unit and software that help the chiropractor to detect abnormalities in bones, joints and muscles. With the sensors in the device, the practitioners can work through the joints to exercise gentle taps and chart the muscle response graphically to determine the precise location of the defect. The accuracy of the diagnosis of misalignments with Sigma Adjuster is unparalleled. After the identification of the anomaly, the practitioner can use the same Sigma Adjuster to apply controlled pressure on the deformed area and realign the joint to cure the condition.
The confluence of traditional chiropractic methods with the modern Sigma Adjuster has resulted in the complete cure of thousands of Scoliosis patients at PPHC. The experienced chiropractors at PPHC use spinal X-rays, Cobb’s angle to identify the curvature of the spine and the Sigma Adjuster to exactly locate the point of deformity and then treat the condition using the safe and effective chiropractic techniques. To gain respite from the pain and disabilities associated with Scoliosis just like our previous patients, contact us immediately and live your life with a smile.