Scoliosis: what is it and how do we treat it?

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What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is one of the most common spine disorders of today. Predominantly, children and adolescents are affected, but can also occur in adulthood. This condition is also determined by genetic factors. Thus, the risk that a child develops scoliosis is greater if the parents or grandmother suffer from scoliosis.

Physiologically, scoliosis is a curvature of the spine on one side and can be structured or unstructured. Unstructured scoliosis is a simpler form of scoliosis because it only involves curvature of the spine and is reversible. Structured scoliosis involves both the curvature of the spine, but also a rotation of the vertebrae and is irreversible.

What are the causes of scoliosis?

Scoliosis is determined by various factors, depending on its type.

Unstructured scoliosis can be caused by the following trigger factors:

  • persistent pain or a muscle spasm
  • chronic or acute inflammation in the body
  • inferior limb inequality.

Structured scoliosis occurs as a result of:

  • birth abnormalities (e.g. spina bifida)
  • muscle or nerve-trauma disorders
  • infections
  • some tumors.

In adulthood, scoliosis may occur as a result of degenerative processes caused by aging.

How to diagnose scoliosis?

ScoliozaSome symptoms can be seen from childhood or adolescence and should prompt consultation with a specialist. Symptoms are not very conclusive, because scoliosis usually does not give back pain, except in advanced stages.

In the early stages, posture changes such as a shoulder or a hip above the other, a more prominent toe, and other changes may be observed.

Diagnosis is done by a physician after the physical examination of the patient and after performing an X-ray that will highlight the degree of curvature of the spine and other changes in the spine.

What can be done to prevent it?

Because there is no single cause of scoliosis, prevention is strictly related to an active and healthy lifestyle. The congenital causes of scoliosis cannot be prevented, but the evolution of scoliosis can be stopped even when it is not known about its existence by performing at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, maintaining a normal weight, maintaining a right position both during walking, or while sitting at the office and during sleep.

How can scoliosis be treated?

Treatment of scoliosis is conditioned by the age of the patient and the degree of curvature of the spine. For curves of up to 25 degrees, the trigger factor will be removed, if there is one (such as inflammation) and special exercise will be performed to strengthen the back muscles and help the spine return to its normal position.

In the case of curves over 25 degrees, a corset will be used to prevent the column’s curvature from accentuating and also to help straighten the column. And at curves of over 50 degrees, the only solution is surgery, which will aim to straighten the column and prevent its curvature in the future.

You need to know that a 10-degree deviation is considered normal and requires no treatment, just monitoring at certain time intervals to see its evolution.

CASA JAD Massage Bed can realign the vertebrae and correct scoliosis

scolioza pat masaj jadIn addition to the classic treatment methods, you can also get great results with Casa JAD Massage Bed with Jade Stones and Infrared Rays, specifically the deep stimulation program, if you do not need surgery.

Jad stones are aligned along the column and embrace the anatomical curves so that through the massage, the spine is guided to a normal position. Also, any inflammation of the muscles around the spine is eliminated, so the pains disappear.

Practically, through the massage, the Jade and Infrared Stones Bed realigns the vertebrae, so that scoliosis can no longer evolve and a considerable straightening of the column is achieved.

More details about the Jade Stones and Infrared Massage Table can be found here: https://www.casajad.com/produs/pat-masaj-pietre-jad-standard/

Please do not let spine problems get worse: see a doctor as soon as you feel something is not right.

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