In Beverly Hills and Los Angeles teen scoliosis treatment, or adult scoliosis treatment requires an intelligent, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment approach. Too many scoliosis doctors recommend forceful, or outright invasive scoliosis treatment, when non-invasive scoliosis treatment should be the first recommendation.
Your best first choice for a scoliosis expert is an integrative chiropractor. Otherwise, you or your adolescent could face very expensive and invasive treatment.
Do You Believe Scoliosis has a Quick Fix?
Anyone claiming that treatment for scoliosis in teenagers only needs daily exercises or stretches is not giving you an expert opinion. A good scoliosis doctor in Los Angeles will not use an overly simplistic one-cause/one-cure methodology. We know it’s not a quick fix. Successful scoliosis treatment requires a comprehensive step-by-step plan. Our plan includes all the factors contributing to scoliosis in the first place. So we address: alterations in brain function, spinal mechanics, the neuro-emotional, and the environmental/biochemical/metabolic cofactor aspects.
Scoliosis Doctor’s Expert Opinion
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) is NOT just a mechanical condition. It’s not just a misalignment that needs stretching. Scoliosis correction is not by muscle strengthening exercises alone. Teen scoliosis treatment and scoliosis prevention must address root neurological causes, including the brain’s ability to manage spinal muscle tone. We don’t limit the treatment to only the mechanical factors, like: exercises, spinal adjustments, and stretching. Treatments may include addressing functional brain neurology. Simpler than this sounds, it is like retraining aspects of balance and coordination related to the back of the brain. We want greater resiliency to stressors of the brain-spine-muscle axis, via non-invasive, corrective, functionally restorative techniques.
Stopping pain from scoliosis does not require full correction of the curvature. Full correction of a scoliotic curvature is also rare. In adults, curvature correction may be minimal, but your ability to function with less pain and dysfunction is our goal. In teenagers, there is a greater chance to make a correction of the curvature. You just need a doctor who uses a comprehensive, multi factorial, chiropractic model of care.
Aspects of scoliosis treatment
The founder of chiropractic, Dr. D.D. Palmer, said that subluxations of the vertebrae (which we can translate as spinal malfunction and nerve dysfunction) have three causes. Those causes are: trauma (physical strain or injury), toxins (environmental factors, including diet), and “autosuggestion” (thoughts/emotions). We will address those 3 components; the emotions part with a wonderful, non-psychological method called neuro-emotional-technique (NET).
In the the category of excessive environmental toxins, recent research has found that gene expression (which is not permanent, or “genetic”) can play a role in adolescent scoliosis development. This is about epigenetics (things that influence our genes), such as our environmental surroundings. This is treatable via clinical nutrition, otherwise known as natural functional medicine. Nutritional co-factors also play a role in “idiopathic scoliosis.” So our comprehensive, integrative chiropractic plan integrates all of these factors into our non-invasive scoliosis treatment program.
In teenage scoliosis, the main goal is to stop the progression of the spinal curve. Additionally, we may also see an improvement of the curve. However, in adult scoliosis, the goal is functional harmony without symptoms. For either category we find the specific keys to re-balancing, to reduce and eliminate the roots of the spinal dysfunction. As your condition, or your teenager’s condition gains stability we will see signs of better spinal segmental function. As you or your teenager’s spine functions better, the scoliosis becomes less of a threat to future health problems.