Scoliosis

Symptoms of Scoliosis:

Scoliosis is often diagnosed during a routine well-child check-up. A child with scoliosis may not yet have any symptoms. More severe degrees of curvature may cause noticeable symptoms, such as:

  • Uneven shoulder blades
  • Uneven hip bones
  • Prominent shoulder blades or ribs on one side
  • Uneven waist
  • Appearance of leaning to one side
  • Back pain
  • Muscle fatigue after sitting for a long time

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Instead of going from top to bottom in a relatively straight line, a spine with scoliosis may appear to have a side-to-side “S-shaped” or “C-shaped” curve. Mild degrees of scoliosis won’t cause any problems. However, more severe cases of scoliosis can result in pain, weakness, and low self-esteem because of obvious cosmetic deformity. Very severe scoliosis may cause heart and lung problems if those organs are overly cramped in an abnormally shaped chest cavity.

Scoliosis affects about 2% of females and 0.5% of males.

In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown (known as idiopathic). This type of scoliosis is described based on the age when scoliosis develops, as are other some other types of scoliosis.

Scoliosis is usually classified by the age at which it appears to have begun:
Infantile: between birth and age 3 (very rare)
Juvenile: from age 3 to age 10
Adolescent: over age 10 (most common)

What Causes Scoliosis?
There are many types and causes of scoliosis, including:

Congenital scoliosis – Caused by a bone abnormality present at birth.

Neuromuscular scoliosis – A result of abnormal muscles or nerves.

Degenerative scoliosis – This may result from traumatic (from an injury or illness) bone collapse, previous major back surgery, or osteoporosis.

Idiopathic scoliosis – The most common type of scoliosis, it has no specific identifiable cause. There are many theories, but none have been found to be conclusive.

How Can Osso Help Scoliosis?

In Osso, we recommend our patients to receive treatment on scoliosis when they first noticed or found out about it (The younger the age the better we can treat it with higher effectiveness).

First, we will diagnose what types of scoliosis our patients are having before treating them. We always recommend our patients to do a spinal X-Ray in order for us to check and determine the correct adjustment technique.

After analyzing the X-Ray film photo, we will then draw out the problems and explain it to our patients. Next, we will perform our very own Osso Flexion Distraction Adjustment Technique on our patients. Our flexion distraction table can utilize different angles of rotations to treat different shapes of scoliosis. (Example: Rotating the flexion distraction table) in direct opposite to the patient’s spine curvature)

After performing flexion distraction, we will conduct both Osso Bone Adjustment and 3D Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT). 3D Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) is crucial in treating scoliosis as well because the cushion of our SDT table can act the same as our flexion table by rotating it to the left and right side. This can help treat scoliosis with higher efficiency as it stretches the spinal and muscles simultaneously in direct opposite to patient’s spine curvature.

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms as mentioned above, please kindly get yourself checked today by calling our phone number or visit us today!

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