How do neurotransmitter imbalances relate to scoliosis?
Preliminary research suggests that specific neurotransmitter deficiencies may contribute to the development or progression of idiopathic scoliosis. Some neurotransmitters are vital for the maintenance of normal postural control. Therefore, if those neurotransmitters are out of balance, postural control suffers, and therefore may create an environment favorable to the development of scoliosis, or the progression of an existing scoliosis. It is also important to restore normal neurotransmitter levels so that patients may improve their ability to participate in exercise-based scoliosis programs. Since ScoliSMART™ exercises require repetitive stimulation of postural control centers, having normal neurotransmitter levels may help scoliosis patientsget better results from their specifically prescribed ScoliSMART™ exercises.