Scoliosis in young people is often disconcerting for its
young patient, parent and Richmond chiropractic physician.
Johnson Chiropractic examines with Richmond young people and their
families about scoliosis, its current state as well as its potential progress
and monitoring. Johnson Chiropractic sees its role as that of member of the Richmond
scoliosis healthcare team.
Now in considering scoliosis in young people, it is generally
referred to as idiopathic as no one cause has been identified for the spinal curvature.
(1) 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic in adolescents, so it's often called "adolescent idiopathic scoliosis". Neurological dysfunction
is one factor under consideration as a cause as researchers note that an
increase in body sway follows sensory manipulation. So they wonder: could sensory processing
impairment cause such curvature? (1) That’s an interesting concept for your
Richmond chiropractor to keep in mind.
Another point of interest is the new report that suggests a
way to predict the progression of spinal scoliosis. Johnson Chiropractic appreciates
this revelation as it is a way to alert your Richmond chiropractic
physician to signs that indicate more treatment is necessary. It’s also a
comfort to the young scoliotic patient and his or her family! So what is this
system? It is called the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System. It’s based
on the progressive growth and subsequent fusion of epiphyses of small long
bones of hand. Remarkable! It identifies 8 stages of progression from “juvenile
slow” to “mature.” (2) If you like, ask for more details at your next Richmond
As for chiropractic care of pediatric conditions like
scoliosis, one review shares that patients and parents responded favorably to
spinal manipulation. (3) That’s what Johnson Chiropractic offers!
So contact Johnson Chiropractic today to discuss your or your
loved one’s case of idiopathic scoliosis knowing that Johnson Chiropractic can
monitor scoliosis progression for signs that require more care may be needed and
treat with spinal manipulation to maintain mobility and strength in the spine
as (or if) it develops.
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