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Everything You Need To Know About Scoliosis – A Guide To A Life Free From Pain

Do you feel 40 going on 80, feeling older than you should?

Did you picture middle age differently, did you not expect to be in so much pain in your forties?

If you have children, it can be incredibly debilitating to be unable to keep up with playtime or sports. Especially if your partner is excited to go out with the kids or play their favorite couple sports like pickleball or tennis.

All while you feel like a letdown to your partner and children because you are crippled by agonizing lumbar and thoracic pain from scoliosis, sound familiar?

Then this blog is for you!

Welcome to the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about scoliosis, including how to live a life free from pain or, at the very least, significantly reduced pain.

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What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that typically occurs during growth spurts, just before puberty.

This does not mean you cannot experience scoliosis as an adult. Adult scoliosis also refers to the abnormal sideways curvature of the spine in adults.

It can lead to symptoms such as chronic back pain, reduced lung function, and limited mobility. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are crucial for managing adult scoliosis effectively and improving quality of life.

Is Scoliosis Genetic?

Scoliosis is rarely caused by a single gene, but rather involves multiple genes, each contributing to a small proportion of the curvature. It is believed that abnormal genes cause the spine’s development, leading to scoliosis.

However, there is no direct way to predict whether someone will develop scoliosis or not.

Studies have shown that scoliosis does run in families, so if you have a family member with scoliosis, you may be at a higher risk of developing it, too.

The Causes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis can have various causes, such as congenital disabilities, neuromuscular conditions, uneven leg length, and degenerative conditions like arthritis.

The most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. The idiopathic scoliosis type isn’t necessarily preventable, but early detection and treatment can help prevent curve progression.

Identifying the kind of scoliosis is crucial in determining the best treatment options for management, and this is where a licensed physical therapist can help.

Is There A Test For Scoliosis?

Yes, there is a test for scoliosis. It involves a physical exam where your medical practitioner will ask you to bend forward, and they’ll inspect your spine’s curvature and symmetry.

Early detection through regular check-ups is crucial, and if diagnosed, an expert physical therapist can help alleviate pain and, in some cases, reverse the curvature through non-invasive methods.

Types of Scoliosis

There are three types of scoliosis – congenital, neuromuscular, and idiopathic.

Congenital scoliosis is when a child is born with the curvature of the spine.

Neuromuscular scoliosis occurs due to a spinal cord injury or neurological condition like cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.

Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis, and the cause is unknown.

Regardless of the type, an experienced physical therapist can develop a treatment plan that helps alleviate pain and manage or even reverse scoliosis curvature.

Can Scoliosis Be Fixed?

The most frequently asked question practitioners receive regarding scoliosis is whether it can be fixed.

The short answer is yes.

While surgical intervention is an option for severe scoliosis, non-invasive methods like physical therapy can help alleviate pain and even reverse the curvature of the spine.

Targeted exercises can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine and improve the flexibility of the spine, leading to significant curve reduction. Correct posture, regular stretching, and weight management are also essential factors in managing scoliosis, reducing pain, and improving overall health.

At Focus Physical Therapy, we offer comprehensive solutions to help you regain control of your life.

Our Exercise-based Scoliosis Program is designed to address the specific needs of adults with scoliosis. Through a personalized approach, our expert therapists will guide you towards reducing pain and improving posture. With exercises tailored to your unique condition, you’ll experience increased strength, flexibility, and confidence.

To get started on your journey, we invite you to claim your FREE Discovery Visit. This invaluable resource will give you an opportunity to get to know our practice and explore the possibilities of our Exercise-based Scoliosis Program.

Contact us today at 502-509-3136 to request your FREE DV and embark on a path to a healthier, more active life!

We understand that not everyone is able to visit our clinic or may be experiencing significant pain. That’s why we also offer a FREE telephone consultation. From the comfort of your own home, you can discuss your thoughts, concerns, and treatment options with our knowledgeable therapists.

Don’t let scoliosis hold you back any longer.

Take action today and experience the transformative power of physical therapy with Focus Physical Therapy.

Call 502-509-3136 now to claim your free DV or to schedule a telephone consultation. Your journey towards a pain-free and vibrant life starts here!

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