Scoliosis is described as the curving of the spine resulting in rigidity and pain. Up to the present, the real reason behind scoliosis is still unidentified. Scoliosis affects women more than men and usually begins in childhood.
Therefore, early detection is essential to prevent further problems.
Following are the usual remedies for scoliosis:
Wearing of brace – Patients are recommended to wear a scoliosis brace in Singapore if the curvature of their spine is about 30 degrees or less.
With the pressure given by the brace against the spine, the latter is able to have more stability. The brace, however, is rather uncomfortable as it must be worn for 24 hours.
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Surgery is also known as Spinal Fusion Surgery, where a spinal cord monitor is utilized to prevent paralysis. An incision is performed to decrease the curving of the spine. Another alternative method is the introduction of metal rods on each wall of the spine.
However, surgical intervention is risky aside from being expensive; hence, it is the last alternative recommended by doctors on treating scoliosis.
The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractic care is now recognized as a suitable treatment for scoliosis. Following the general procedure of examining a patient, chiropractors conduct a clinical and physical examination and recommend other diagnostic procedures such as x-ray and laboratory as needed.
To further test if chiropractic care is suitable for the patient, he is required to go through the Adam's Forward Bending Test. A variety of range of movements will also be required from the patient to substantiate the need for chiropractic care.
There are several chiropractic management options for scoliosis. This consists of spinal adjustment, shoe lifts, isotonic or active exercise techniques or electric stimulation. A combination of manipulative and rehabilitative therapy is the goal of chiropractic on treating scoliosis.