Is Scoliosis Neurological? we believe so. Scoliosis affects about 5 percent of the population and occurs more often in women than men. Scoliosis occurs when the spine of the back forms a C or an S shaped curve. Nine out of ten cases of scoliosis have an unknown cause. Some of the symptoms of scoliosis are back pain, hip pain, leg pain, trouble maintaining posture (the spine supports the back), and in severe cases difficult breathing (the unusual curve of the scoliotic spine affects the way the lungs inflate). Scoliosis is often first diagnosed when a patient is between the ages of 10 and 18 years.

A few signs that parents can look for that their child or teenager might have scoliosis are:
-whole body leans to one side
-uneven shoulders
-one hip sticks up higher than the other (parents see that one leg is shorter than the other)
-uneven rib cage
-rib sticks out on one side of the spine

Scoliosis neurological symptoms are uncommon with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
For many years, the treatment of scoliosis involved watching and waiting, rigid back bracing for 18 to 23 hours a day for years, and surgery depending on the degree of curve in the spine. A treatment for scoliosis, called ScoliSmart scoliosis therapy is now available in New York City at our ScoliSmart Scoliosis Center with Dr. Siddiqui. ScoliSmart scoliosis therapy can begin at any stage of spinal curve. The new treatment was developed by the ScoliSmart Institute, a non-profit group from Minnesota. Dr. Siddiqui is one of a select few health care providers within the U.S. with the ScoliSmartInstitute’s most prestigious certification, scoliosis intensive care certified. Dr. Siddiqui is the only health care provider in New York state with intensive are certification in scoliosis treatment from ScoliSmart.

ScoliSmart scoliosis therapy is based on the principles of Mix, Fix, and Set to rehabilitate the spine and move the spinal curvature in a straighter position. The protocol works this way:

Mix: The scoliotic spine has tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments that have evolved over time with scoliosis. The first step in the correction is to loosen them up, this is called mix. Spinal flexibility is one of the key factors in scoliosis reduction. Specialized equipment including the use of vibrational frequencies loosens and makes soft tissue more flexible is used to accomplish the mix.

Fix: Once the supporting spinal structures are loosened the fix can begin. Precise spinal adjustments are individualized to each patient based on their x-rays. The spinal adjusting technique is based off years of clinical research by hundreds of doctors.

Set: This step re-educates the body’s supporting muscles to hold and maintain the newly adjusted spine. This is accomplished through precise spinal weighting and an exercise program. The body’s weaker areas are strengthened.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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