Scoliosis consists of bended or crooked spine which results in unequal shoulders. If the symptom is severe, the patient will feel fatigue, have back pain and cannot walk by bearing the full body weight. Scoliosis is caused by many reasons:
- Congenital scoliosis – This scoliosis exists at birth.
- Neuromuscular scoliosis – This is caused by brain abnormalities, differentiating the muscle contraction on each side of shoulders. There can be other abnormalities in combination such as weak muscles, heart and lung diseases.
- Idiopathic scoliosis – This type is the most common and found mostly in children and adolescents. The underlying causes are not yet determined.
- Scoliosis that are caused by direct accidents to the spine.
In less severe cases, there may be no symptoms as all. The most common symptoms are unequal shoulders, back and hips. The patients cannot walk by bearing the full body weight. In some severe cases, the patients may have asthma and dyspnea as the spaces in the lungs are narrowed and chronic back pain.
We can easily check scoliosis by ourselves. First, stand straight. Then bend our back, trying to touch our feet with the fingers. While bending, for people with scoliosis, we will clearly see the both sides of the back are unequal.
The scoliosis cannot be completely cured but we can prevent the spine from bending more. Our treatments focus on strengthen back muscles to reduce risks of severe scoliosis. Then our physiotherapists will use electrical stimulation system and traction techniques.to stimulate the weakened muscles. In severe cases where the patients’ daily life is disturbed or other organs are at risk, surgery may be considered.
Contact Rainbow Arokaya Holistic Longevity Center for more information.