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scoliosis

For some unknown reason, young girls are more likely to

develop scoliosis than boys. The proportion can even

be seven times higher than in the latter.   We still have

little information on the nature and causes of scoliosis. We recognize

this lateral deviation of the spine to its "S" shape. For

for a deviation to be considered as scoliosis, it must exceed

20 degrees. Furthermore, if the lateral deviation is less than 20 degrees, we

speaks of convexity. Another point to clarify regarding the

scoliosis, is that of its origin which remains unknown in approximately

80% of cases. The few searches on the subject reveal that some 

scoliosis progresses very quickly and gets worse, leading to

back pain and limiting the scope of activities of people who are

reached.  Parents must therefore

open your eyes.

Early detection is necessary

 

In rapidly growing children, some scoliosis

can quickly degenerate and pass a slight deviation 

lateral to a deviation more severe which requires the intervention of a

healthcare professional. Depending on the severity of the scoliosis, the treatment approach will vary from chiropractic adjustment accompanied by electrical muscle stimulation to surgery. There are two simple methods for detecting scoliosis in a child. The first is to ask him to stand up, shirtless, and straight. Look at him from behind to check if the ears, shoulders, shoulder blades and hips are of equal height in relation to each other. If you notice a certain imbalance, there is a risk of scoliosis. The second way is to ask the child to lean forward as far as possible. Look at his back and compare the two sides. If one sticks out more than the other, it means the spine has been rotated often associated with scoliosis. If during these simple examinations you detect anything abnormal, consult your chiropractor for a more in-depth examination. Early detection is very important, as it is dshown that adults with untreated scoliosis are prone to back pain.

The chiropractic approach

Scientific research, both medical and chiropractic, lacks data on the effectiveness of different treatments for scoliosis. However, the chiropractic approach proves its effectiveness daily by restoring the intervertebral movement which improves the overall function of the spine. It is of primary importance to try to find the origin of the deviation. Is it functional or structural? Caused by trauma, injury or a fall? Due to one leg being shorter than the other or muscle weakness? The expertise of your chiropractor will allow him to determine the origin, and if the case does not fall within his competence, to refer his patient to the health professional best able to help him.

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