Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a medical condition where the spine curves to form a “S” shape or a “C” shape. There is usually 1 main curve which affects the chest area, bu there can be also multiple curves affecting different parts of the spine. Scoliosis can often be treated non-surgically.

Scoliosis can be caused by poor standing, sitting, sleeping postures. It can also be caused by sports or physical activities that are not practised correctly. Misalginment can occur when one side of the body is stronger than the other side. For example, if one consistantly stand with more weight with one leg, the hip might be affected, one hip might be higer or more forward compared to another, which will lead to the change of the spine curvature in the lower back area to be pushed towards one side.

Types of

There are various types of scoliosis. The 04 main types of scoliosis are:

  • This is the most common type of scoliosis.
  • The cause for this type of scoliosis is unknown. It has been known to run in the family genes, however not proven. 
  • They are children. Children with Idiophatic scoliosis appear to be completely healthy without any bone or joint disease in the early part of their life.  They are from 03 age group.  
    • Infantile (<3 years old)
    • Juvenile (3-10 years old)
    • Adolescence (>10 years old) * most common age group
  • Congential scoliosis is a result of birth defects in the spine and is often associated with other organ defects.
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis is due to lsot of control of the nerves or muscles that support the spine.
  • Common causes of Neuromuscular scoliosis are cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
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  • Degenerative scoliosis is cause by the degeneration of the discs (they are in between the vertebrae) or arthritis in the joints.
  • Degenerative scoliosis occure in the later part of life.
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Symtoms

Many signs of scoliosis are noticeable. These include:

  • “S” shaped curve in the spine
  • “C” shape curve in the spine. The body is likey to curve towards one side when standing, or one side of the body longer than the other.
  • One shoulder appears higher than the other or 1 shoulders protrude out more than the other when view from the back.
  • One hip higher than the other (Tilt in the waistline)
  • One side of the ribs higher than the other
  • Asymmetry of the chest wall
  • A noticeable hump in the upper or lower back

How can we

We use a holisitc methodology approach to bring the spine back to alignment or prevent / slow down the deviation of the spine from the neutral position, without surgery and without bracing.

Our holistic healing methology train and help you to build up your own awareness to maintain proper posture and alignment to improve and manage on the scoliosis. Below are the methodology used:

  • Breathing and Building Awareness
  • Trigger Point & Myofascial Release
  • Gentle Bone Manupulation for more serious cases
  • Physical or manual therapy for more serious cases
  • Stretching & Tension Releasing

We will assess your condition and determine the condition of your scoliosis and tailor a suitable healing procedure for you.

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