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Scoliosis Treatment Without Surgery: Castle Hill- Norwest Chiropractor Attends Scoliosis Conference 27-28 July 2013
The clinic is closed this Saturday as Dr Bryan Hornby will be attending a conference on SCOLIOSIS. Scoliosis is a condition that affects many Australians as is commonly called “curvature of the spine”.
We provide assessment and/or scoliosis treatment without surgery at Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest.
The following information is courtesy of http://www.scoliosis-australia.org and due credit is given to them as the source of this article:
What is Scoliosis?
“Scoliosis was originally a Greek word meaning curved or bent. Today it is a word used to describe the most common type of spinal curvature. Scoliosis is simply a descriptive term, like headache, and not a precise diagnosis.
When a scoliosis develops the spine bends sideways and rotates along its vertical axis. These changes have cosmetic and physiological effects with long-term consequences which may result in significant health problems with severe curves.
Types of Scoliosis
There are many causes of scoliosis, like there are many causes of headache. It is the doctor’s task to determine which type of scoliosis the patient has.
The word idiopathic also comes from the Greek language and means pathology unto itself. More simply, idiopathic means a condition not associated with any other disease or disorder. Unfortunately the term idiopathic is widely used in medical literature to indicate the cause of a given condition is unknown.
There are three main types of idiopathic scoliosis which are classified according to the age of onset.
INFANTILE – A curvature that develops before a child is two years old. Nine out of ten of these curves will spontaneously resolve. This type of scoliosis is very rare in Australia.
JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC – A curve that develops in the age range of two to ten years. This type is also rare in this country.
ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS (AIS) – This type appears in early adolescence and is much more common in girls than boys. While the incidence of very small curves is similar in both sexes, the ratio of boys to girls for curves in the treatment category is 1 : 8-10. AIS in girls accounts for about 90 percent of curves seen in clinical practice.
Other types of scoliosis are:
CONGENITAL – In this type a curve develops because of congenitally abnormal vertebrae. This form of curvature is often associated with congenital abnormalities in other body systems such as the heart and kidney. Detailed investigation of these children is required.
NEUROMUSCULAR – A wide variety of diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (brain), nerves and muscles can, but not invariably, result in the development of scoliosis. Muscular dystrophy is one such condition in which scoliosis can occur.
PARALYTIC – This is the term applied to the curvature which frequently develops when there is loss of spinal cord function early in life from disease or disorder, particularly injury (quadriplegia and paraplegia).
The management of the above-mentioned types of scoliosis is very much tailored to the individual patient and the underlying condition. There are many factors which enter into the decision-making process and the advice given to the patient.
Scoliosis Treatment Without Surgery
Chiropractic may be an option for you/your family as a scoliosis treatment without surgery. Chiropractic is appropriate for some types of scoliosis and is considered a worthy conservative approach before a surgical option is explored.
We provided digital posture scan, hands on scoliosis examination (including the scoliometer), and referral for x-rays when required. If you are concerned about scoliosis and/or posture, book in for an assessment on 02 9672 6892.
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