Scoliosis is a term used to describe an unnatural curve of the spine that affects more than 3 million Americans every year. It can be present as an abnormality since birth or caused by muscular degeneration. Cases of idiopathic scoliosis also exist but exact causes are unknown at this time. The spinal curvature can vary from minor to severe. Minor cases typically do not present pain nor any complications. On the other hand, severe scoliosis can be dangerous if it places pressure on organs. When determining how is scoliosis treated, one will need to first undergo an evaluation to see how progressed it is. Those with significant curvature usually have surgery. But there may be other options available.
Alternative Scoliosis Treatment Options
Our research into scoliosis has led us to the theory that scoliosis may be caused by a fascia restriction that impedes growth. Fascia is also known as connective tissue and has the important role of holding the body together. Until recently, relatively little was known about human connective tissue and its role in the body. Research in this field has uncovered a needle cutting technique that releases the tightened fascia cords and promotes normal growth. If you or your child has spine curvature, seek a second opinion on scoliosis therapy options before undergoing invasive surgery.
Is Surgery Necessary?
Sometimes, the curvature of the spine may be so minor that there isn’t any pain. In these cases, the goal of the scoliosis treatment is to prevent the condition from worsening and either correct or stabilize the spinal curvature. Therapy can involve exercise programs that use a variety of props such as small bean bags, pipes, poles and wall bars to help straighten the spine.
Less Invasive Approaches to Surgery
Fortunately, surgery is rarely required and when it is necessary, new advancements in scoliosis treatment take less invasive surgical approaches. Instead of operating up and down the back as was previously common, modern approaches go in from the side. A simple incision of only a few inches is all that’s necessary. That is why it is important to work with a doctor who has been trained in the latest surgical approaches. Some still use the old approach, which not only is not necessary but can be more prone to infection and prove for a harder recovery.
Correct Spinal Conditions at our Health and Wellness Center
Are you or a family member suffering from scoliosis? At Blatman Health and Wellness Center, we specialize in pain management with an integrative holistic approach to medicine. Our treatment for scoliosis pain will help you manage the condition without the use of harmful pain medication or invasive surgeries. Talk with us today and find out how a combination of fascial therapy, massage, exercise, and other treatments can help you.