SpineZone Treats Scoliosis
The Problem: Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be tough to deal with. SpineZone reminds you that you are strong and that we can help!
What’s to Blame?
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually starts in adolescence and progresses over time. Doctors don’t really know the cause, other than it appears to be slightly hereditary. In rarer cases, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, birth defects, spinal cord abnormalities, and injuries to or infections of the spine can cause scoliosis.
How Does It Feel?
Most cases of scoliosis are mild and just need to be monitored for progression, but severe cases can be disabling. Severe spinal curvature can cause a reduced amount of space in the chest, resulting in decreased lung function. Scoliosis affects girls more than boys.
Some signs of scoliosis are:
- Uneven waist
- Uneven shoulders
- One hip higher than the other
- One side of ribcage jutting forward
- One shoulder blade more prominent than the other
How Will SpineZone Help Me Get Relief?
Children with mild scoliosis are usually monitored with X-rays to track the curvature and in many cases treatment isn’t even necessary. Some patients will need to wear a brace to stop the curve from worsening and others may need surgery.
Are There Prevention Tips?
There really are no prevention tips for scoliosis, just awareness and general spine health preventative measures:
- Be aware of the signs, which usually begin in adolescence
- Learn how to move properly
- Achieve better spinal alignment
- Strengthen key muscles