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Treatment for Scoliosis

September 28, 2018

 

 

Treatment for Scoliosis

 

Do you think your child is showing signs of scoliosis?  Here at Madison Physical Therapy, our team of professionals will tell you what your next course of action should be. Our physical therapy in Brooklyn, NY can help manage any scoliosis symptoms before they grow worse.

 

 

 

What is it?

 

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to one side.  The regions of the spine that are most commonly affected are at the level of the chest and lower back.  This condition is most likely to occur in children between the ages of 10 and 15, and in most cases, the children will grow out of their symptoms.

 

 

However, depending on how severe the curve of the spine is, treatment is necessary in order to manage scoliosis.  While in rare cases surgery may be needed to correct the issue, physical therapy is usually a great option to manage scoliosis. For most patients, it is unclear what the source of the spinal curve is. However, some doctors have determined there are some potential causes.

 

 

 

Causes:

 

While it can be difficult to determine the cause of scoliosis, some of the most likely culprits are:

 

  • Neuromuscular conditions

  • Specific genes

  • Length of legs

  • Osteoporosis

 

 

If you believe that your child has scoliosis, you should make an appointment with Madison Physical Therapy as soon as possible.

 

 

Treatment:

 

While most children grow out of scoliosis, you may need to seek out further treatment. If so, our physical therapy in Brooklyn, NY can help. Physical therapy is used to manage scoliosis through the use of several specially designed exercises. Some of these specialized exercises include:

 

  • Step down and one-arm reach

  • Upward and downward dog

  • Split stance with arm reach

 

These are a few exercises that one can perform to improve their scoliosis symptoms. However, our team at Madison Physical Therapy can specialize a specific treatment plan for your needs.

 

In the end, while scoliosis can go away on its own, further treatment could still be needed. If so, ignoring scoliosis could lead to permanent spinal damage. Our physical therapy in Brooklyn, NY can help. Contact Madison Physical Therapy and make an appointment today!

 

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