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Are you worried about Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a spinal abnormality that is characterized by a twisting of the spine.  It is measured as a degree of curvature as seen on X-Ray from the front. This is something we see an awful lot of in Singapore and it needs a proactive approach.  A “wait-and-see” approach is NOT recommended as the situation will very often become more serious.

Scoliosis occurs most frequently in girls and usually appears during childhood. It can be detected by uneven shoulder heights, a loss of structural balance or a change in posture.  Often one shoulder blade will be more prominent than the other.

If Scoliosis is not spotted early and prevented from worsening, it can cause visible physical change, postural abnormalities and can be a source of pain in children. If it allowed to progress unchecked then the postural distortion can cause huge health problems with pressure being exerted on vital organs. 

Scoliosis should be evaluated by a chiropractor if there is any family history of spinal abnormalities and if the child is complaining of any pain, respiratory symptoms, abdominal difficulties and other abdominal and thoracic complaints.

The nerves of the mid back and low back (where scoliosis is usually found) send strength, energy and regulatory information to many of the vital organs, and the stress on the nervous system due to rotational and postural abnormalities associated with scoliosis, can also cause severe organ malfunction.

Surgical options for scoliosis are painful, leave significant scarring, and unfortunately have a high risk for infection, nerve damage and failure above and below the surgery.  Conservative options should be utilized before surgery is attempted.

At Total Health Chiropractic we provide a significantly different approach in the conservative treatment of scoliosis. If you or a loved one is suffering from scoliosis, we may have a solution that does not involve surgery. 

As part of our scoliosis protocol we incorporate the frequent use of Scoliroll Spinal Orthotics .  This provides enormous benefits and it allows patients to be proactive at home to “unwind’ the twisting spine.  They work extremely well and our existing clients are very satisfied indeed.

We are now also very happy to offer the revolutionary ScoliBrace system of spinal correction using the best corrective principles known today.

If you suspect that you may have scoliosis we urge you to contact uses early intervention key. A thorough history, examination, imaging and other tests will then help us determine if you are a candidate for our rehabilitation protocols. Call today on +65 6224 6326 to schedule a consultation to see if the doctors at Total Health Chiropractic can help.

 

Testimonial:

“What a blessing!  I gave up all the pills and I found I could walk upright and carry on with all my daily activities.  I have been educated as to the healthy function of the spine and will certainly not seek any other treatment in the future, other than a visit to Total Health Chiropractic.’–  FT

 

Useful links:

You can’t hide from the laws of the universe

Degeneration of cervical spine (neck)

Leg Length Inequality

What kind of life for my children?  A normal life!

The fundamental importance of good posture

Scoliroll Spinal Orthotics

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