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Your spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae. Seven of these little bones are in your neck, twelve in your thoracic or mid-back, and five in your lower back. They stack up one on top of the other to form a straight line when viewed from front to back, but when viewed from the side they form three curves (the neck and lower back lordotic curves, and the mid-back kyphotic curve).
In 85% to 90% of
Most people with scoliosis can lead a normal life, never even knowing that they have the condition. No one dies from scoliosis. But in severe cases scoliosis sufferers can have breathing or heart problems, though this is seldom a health problem in scoliosis of 30 degrees or less.
Electrical stimulation appears to be “ineffectual” and plaster casts have often been found to be emotionally scarring.
According to Robert Mendelsohn, M.D:
Scoliosis is not serious unless the curvature of the spine is severe, but it is over treated almost as often as it is over diagnosed. If your child is diagnosed as a victim of scoliosis, don’t accept surgical procedures or even bracing without first exploring all of the less radical treatment alternatives.
Epidemiological studies on scoliosis are so scanty that we know next to nothing. There are no prospective controlled studies regarding the effects of orthotic treatment on the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis... Is anything actually prevented or is progression merely delayed until a later period of life? The answers simply are not known.
New research on scoliosis shows the cause or important contributing factor to be a disturbance or defect in the area of the nervous system that controls posture, body
The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractors do not treat the disease, scoliosis included, but they do correct the
According to Scott Banks, D.C., the role of chiropractic with scoliosis is supported by a “long history of empirical evidence…Fred Barge, D.C., in
Another report of about 100 chiropractic patients revealed improvement in 84%; 6.8%-total correction, 35.6% significant correction, and 41.2% small correction, while 16%4 showed no change or worsening of curves.
No matter what disease or condition you have, you can benefit from a healthy spine. Spinal health can be as important for your overall healing as proper nutrition. Are you and your family carrying the vertebral subluxation complex in your spines? Only a chiropractic spinal checkup can tell.
Among the many things contributing to your health: the quality of the air,
A healthy spine can improve your
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