Sierra Spine Chiropractic
Abnormal Curvatures of the Spine
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Scoliosis screenings are always available and completely free!
Why? It has always been one of professional goals to irradicate (eliminate completely) idiopathic scoliosis. Idiopathic scoliosis is a lateral curvature of unknown cause. Generally they start with small malalignments of the pelvis or spine, and because of something called the righting reflex, which keeps our head centered over our pelvis our spine will create other malalignments to balance the original one(s) to keep our head over our pelvis ultimately ending up in a lateral curvature of the spine.
If you have children or grandchildren it is a good idea to have them screened, just to be sure. When curvature problems are found early, they are easy to correct with a minimal amount of treatment.
If you wait until a child is nearly their full adult height it is almost impossible to correct the curvature completely, but almost always possible to relieve the pain of such a curvature.
Structural scoliosis' are caused by an abnormally shaped vertebra, sometimes called a hemivertebra, it's a wedge shaped vertebra causing an unlevel foundation there by causing the spine to go off to the right or left and then curve back the other way, again because of the righting reflex.
Structural scoliosis' are not completely correctable because they are caused by an abnormally shaped bone. The shape of the bone cannot be corrected, however pain and disfigurement can often be improved, through adjustments, specific muscle and ligament stretching and specific muscle strengthening.
Other Abnormal Curves
Scheuermann's Disease-Hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine(middle back), with nuclear invagination, schmorl's nodes or persistant notochord (dents in the top and/or bottom of the vertebrae). This disorder is more common in males that females, unlike scoliosis which is more common in females than males. Appearance of hunched back, if very severe may have elements of both called a kyphoscoliosis.
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