Tag: scoliosis

Idiopathic Scoliosis, flat-earth thinking, and better ways to solve the problem during puberty.

Idiopathic Scoliosis, flat-earth thinking, and better ways to solve the problem during puberty. When you think about idiopathic scoliosis which is a medical term that simply says that the cause of the curvature is unknown, it conjures up ideas of braces, surgically implanted rods, and several other health concerns. The book Cheating Mother Nature. what you need to know to beat chronic pain has discussed why our current management schemes for idiopathic scoliosis are often inadequate since the mechanism behind the developing curve is often missed when you only look at the curve rather than the whole person. Treatments for Read More »

Adult onset scoliosis, as discussed in the NY Times; an interesting article you should read.

Adult onset scoliosis, as discussed in the NY Times; an interesting article you should read. Usually scoliosis begins as we enter our high growth years, around the age of 11 if it will appear. In adults, it is rather misunderstood because the curvature is a result of gait mechanics. Often, those who suffer from this have chronic pain wrongly labeled as Fibromyalgia, yet there are major problems in the core muscles (mid section) beginning at ones feet. Pilates and Yoga classes are filled with people trying to understand and manage problems such as these and in the book Cheating Mother Read More »

Idiopathic Scoliosis, growing evidence that chiropractic may be the best first choice for care.

Idiopathic Scoliosis, growing evidence that chiropractic may be the best first choice for care. For years, it has been public policy to screen all children for scoliosis, a sometimes disabling and life-threatening curvature of the spine. For years, medical experts have led us to believe that watching, waiting, and then bracing if the curve progress was the most appropriate course of action. When scoliosis became life-threatening, surgery with the implantation of a Harrington Rod was the medical-surgical treatment of choice. Chiropractors for years have offered an alternative view of how to treat the condition, with an alternative to the wait Read More »