Scoliosis is the medical term for an abnormal curve of the spine. It has many implications for people suffering from it, most notably frequent and severe pain. Scoliosis is a condition that must be managed well to prevent further bouts of pain and increases in abnormal spinal curvature. Often the changes in the spine are not reversible with conventional therapy but there are ways to minimize the negative effects on an active life and normal daily activities.
Our clinicians have extensive training in the management of patients with scoliosis, and a great understanding of how to correctly approach patients with scoliosis-related pain. Our goal is simple: to help people with scoliosis to live better lives, without being impacted by their condition. Our treatment and exercise programs for scoliosis can help make that a reality.
In many cases, the cause of a patient's scoliosis is not known. Scoliosis is most common in young girls and is often first noticed as adolescents start to grow during puberty. On the other hand, there are a number of adults who have scoliosis and were never properly diagnosed when they were younger. The result is that they may have suffered from back pain until they finally get the correct diagnosis later in life and receive the right care.
A simple X-ray can make all the difference.
Scoliosis can be diagnosed with a simple X-Ray. Even when the diagnosis has been made it is important to identify the degree of the spinal curve with an X-ray and monitor changes in the curve over time. This allows us to be able to act early if bracing or surgery becomes a necessity in more severe cases or pick the right corrective exercises in the more common mild cases.
Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)
The SEAS approach utilizes corrective neuromuscular exercises to prevent the potential need for bracing and fusion surgery. The goal of the SEAS approach is to create spinal stability and prevent the condition from hampering daily activities. When coupled with special spinal manual treatments such as Osteopathic Manipulation by a Physician or Chiropractic Adjustments to the spine help function better, our patients can live pain-free and avoid other more invasive procedures.