Correct Your Spine Deformity And Improve Posture With Our Osteopathy For Scoliosis
A typical spine has three natural curves:
Lordosis in the cervical spine
Kyphosis in the thoracic spine from the base of the neck to the lower back
Lordosis in the lumbar spine from the lower back to the tip of the coccyx (lordosis)
The bends in a normal spine run anterior and posterior to the body. Some people experience scoliosis as children or teenagers, which causes the spine to flex laterally. Sometimes, people over 50 years experience scoliosis.
Given the variety of its causes, scoliosis is more of a description than a precise medical diagnosis. Idiopathic scoliosis is a term used to describe instances of illness when the cause is frequently unknown. The spine's curvature is typically relatively modest and does not need extensive therapy.
Osteopathy, which emphasizes the importance of the musculoskeletal system in developing a patient's health, is one of the numerous therapies used at La Dolce. Osteopathy, first used by Andrew Taylor, uses a variety of manual interventions to treat and prevent illness, focusing mainly on back and neck discomfort.
According to the treatment's core principles, focusing on the musculoskeletal system can help the body's natural healing processes, allowing patients to recover from the damage and discomfort caused by scoliosis and similar disorders.
Osteopathy is primarily used in our treatment to maintain the facet joints' mobility and, as a result, lessen the pain that scoliosis patients endure. To do this, osteopathic therapies use a holistic approach that removes stiffness in the spine and associated tissues while enhancing the patient's proprioception and posture.
Osteopathy can effectively ease movement and discomfort reduction, improving posture and lowering symptoms.
Get in contact with us right away if you're curious about how our combined treatment strategy can help your scoliosis issues.
What Scoliosis Looks Like
Although each person's case of scoliosis is often different, there are several warning indicators that a child or adolescent could be suffering from the condition. Common warning symptoms of scoliosis include, but are not limited to:
If one shoulder protrudes more than the other or one shoulder blade is higher than the other,
Hips that are uneven or protrude incorrectly
a spinal curve in the shape of a noticeable or subtle "C" or "S" on the side
Ribs protruding more noticeably on one side of the body ("Rib Humping")
The head is not in the centre when the body is relaxed or in a neutral position.
Although other disorders may be the source of these symptoms or anomalies, these features indicate that scoliosis may be a factor, and you ought to seek a professional medical assessment.
Osteopathic Exercises To Try
Various treatments are available depending on how much the spinal curvature affects you or your child's everyday life or whether the issue is getting worse. Osteopathy moves the rib cage, thoracic spine, and lower back to expand the range of motion. The pelvis also benefits from mobilisation, particularly when there is a discrepancy in leg length.
To open up the front of the body and relieve some tension, try stretching and massaging the psoas (hip flexor) muscles and other body areas. We will also do some stretches and other workouts.
To open up the front of the body and relieve some of the tension, try stretching and massaging the psoas (hip flexor) muscles. These home exercises and stretches can also help. These include:
Standing hamstring stretches
The pelvic tilt
Light hip extensions
Gentle spinal extension and movements
While Osteopathy is unlikely to reverse scoliosis entirely, it can control the condition and lessen pain. People can wear snug-fitting braces day and night to stop scoliosis from getting worse. If the condition is severe, however, surgery is advised.
When you schedule an examination, we can go over these exercises and provide additional advice as necessary in addition to providing treatment.
Scoliosis Types You Should Know About
This curvature develops as a result of an issue unrelated to the spine. Among these reasons are:
Different lengths of the legs
Asymmetry in sports or postural habits can cause the muscles on one side of the spine to be overused while the muscles on the other side are underused.
Injury-related pain and muscle spasms
Functional scoliosis is reversible and can be efficiently treated with manual therapy and exercise prescription.
According to various studies, 80% of scoliosis is idiopathic, which implies that the cause is unclear and unrelated to any other disease or disorder. Congenital diseases, neurological abnormalities, and birth deformities account for the remaining 20%.
Around 80% of idiopathic scoliosis cases occur during the adolescent growth spurt, which lasts from 10 to 18 years of age. Both boys and girls have an equal chance of acquiring mild spinal curvatures, but girls are significantly more likely to have the curve progress and require therapy.
This is spinal curvature that results from another illness of some sort. Examples include cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. This type of scoliosis typically advances a lot faster than other types.
Let La Dolce Help You
When used in conjunction with other treatments and methods, Osteopathy can effectively treat or reverse structural and functional scoliosis.
The osteopathic team at La Dolce can independently evaluate you or collaborate with your current medical team to create a treatment plan that can control, lessen, or even reverse the adverse effects of scoliosis that has been medically diagnosed.
When treating scoliosis, our osteopaths use a range of methods, including:
Mild mobilisation and articulation of the joints through physical manipulation
Manual muscle manipulation, such as massage and muscle energy techniques
high-velocity, low-amplitude approaches for spinal adjustments
Myofascial release, counter-strain, functional approaches, and more
For those with scoliosis, Osteopathy can produce notable outcomes and can complement other conventional scoliosis treatments effectively. Our skilled medical specialists take a truly holistic approach to your health.
We are committed to offering our customers personalised medical solutions created to meet their specific requirements. We endeavour to stay on the cutting edge of current medicines while offering our clients world-class health care.
By working together as a team to find answers for pain, injury recovery, and enhanced performance, we are dedicated to enhancing your health and wellness.
Contact our osteopaths immediately for more details about our wide range of services.
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Can osteopathy treat my recurring migraine?Various factors can cause migraines. Through osteopathy, we can identify the root cause of your migraine and resolve it. Osteopathy relieves muscular spasms and stress in the body by using hands-on therapy. It will facilitate the body's natural healing process to allow improved mobility and enhanced drainage of bodily fluids for your migraine to be gone for good.
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