Do You Believe Scoliosis has a Quick Fix?
Anyone who tells you that treatment for scoliosis in teenagers can be just a few 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. It's not a quick fix. Successful scoliosis treatment requires a comprehensive step-by-step plan that includes all the factors contributing to scoliosis in the first place, such as: alterations in brain function, spinal mechanics, the neuro-emotional, and the environmental/biochemical/clinical nutrition-cofactor aspects. This care is best given by an integrative chiropractor.
You deserve the best chance, and the least invasive way to prevent the possibility of progressive spinal deformity. First noticed as scoliosis in teenagers, the best first choice for non-invasive scoliosis treatment in Los Angeles is at my office in Beverly Hills. We have the plan. Contact us for your appointment.
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) is NOT just a mechanical condition. It's not just a misalignment that needs stretching. Scoliosis is not corrected by muscle strengthening exercises alone. Teen scoliosis treatment and scoliosis prevention need to address root neurological causes, including the ability of the brain to effortlessly set the muscle tone around the spine. The treatments are not limited only to mechanical factors, like: exercises, spinal adjustments, and stretching. Treatments usually include addressing functional brain neurology, like aspects of balance and coordination related to the cerebellum (part of the brain). Resiliency to stressors of the brain-spine-muscle axis can be addressed via non-invasive, corrective, functionally restorative techniques.
Stopping pain from scoliosis does not require full correction of the curvature. Full correction of the curve is rare. In adults, correction of the curvature may only be minor, or not noticeable, but your ability to function with less pain and dysfunction is what would likely change. 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, neurological, chiropractic model of care.
The founder of chiropractic, Dr. D.D. Palmer, said that subluxations of the vertebrae (which may be translated as spinal malfunction and nerve dysfunction) are caused by three things: trauma (physical strain or injury), toxins (environmental factors, including diet), and "autosuggestion" (thoughts/emotions), which may be addressed with 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 due to epigenetics (things that influence our genes), such as our environmental surroundings, and may play a role in influencing the genes. This is treatable. Clinical nutrition co-factors also play a role in "idiopathic scoliosis." So our comprehensive, integrative chiropractic plan integrates all of these factors into our comprehensive non-invasive scoliosis treatment program.
In teenagers, the main goal is to stop the progression of teenage scoliosis. In adult scoliosis, it is more about finding the specific keys to re-balancing, to reduce and eliminate the roots of the symptoms. As your condition, or your teenager's condition gets more stable we will be able to 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.