Facts About Idiopathic Scoliosis

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicHere’s a quick guide for you about Scoliosis.

  • Scoliosis is a condition of side-to-side spinal curves.
  • Your spine will look more like a letter “S” or a “C” rather than a straight line.
  • The curvature in your spine can make your shoulders, hips or waist appear unbalanced. One of your shoulder blades or trunk muscles may be more prominent as well.
  • More than 80 percent of all people who suffer from Scoliosis have never suffered from an injury to cause it. When there is an undetermined cause for your Scoliosis, it is called Idiopathic Scoliosis.
  • There are two other primary classifications of Scoliosis: congenital and neuromuscular.

  • Idiopathic Scoliosis is broken into four categories that are dependent on age: Infantile (ages 0 to 3), juvenile (ages 4 to 10), adolescent (ages 11 to 18) and adult (age 18 and beyond).
  • An Adams forward-bending test is used most frequently during school screenings because no specialized equipment is required. Your child bends forward at the waist while the school nurse observes from behind. The nurse is looking for shoulder and torso asymmetry, rib prominence, and/or paraspinal muscle prominence in the lumbar spine.
  • If it is suspected that you have Scoliosis, you will usually need X-rays of your entire spine from your neck to pelvis.

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we employ a program of stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques that can counteracts the rotation of your spinal curvature and restore the alignment of your pelvis. This program is called The Schroth Method. If you or someone you know suffers from scoliosis, contact our office and book your appointment today.

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