Alternative Treatments for Adult Scoliosis: It’s Never Too Late
Scoliosis is marked by a three-dimensional deviation a person’s spinal axis, with x-rays showing the spine in the shape of an “S” or “?” instead of a straight line. The disease can be congenital, idiopathic (of unknown cause), or a secondary condition to a primary disease such as a neuromuscular condition.
Fortunately, recent studies have found that the most common form of the disease – late-onset idiopathic scoliosis – is harmless in terms of physiology, and is self-limiting even if no treatment is received. This is reassuring because it used to be thought that scoliosis – left untreated – would make a person completely disabled by old age.
In other words, it’s never too late to treat adult scoliosis.
Are There Treatments for Scoliosis Other than Surgery?
Yes, there are!
Therapies range from yoga, osteopathy chiropractic treatment, and ergonomic consulting, to stress management, body and posture alignment, physiotherapy, and exercise.
There are many people, including celebrities, who were diagnosed with “hopeless cases” of scoliosis by traditional healthcare professionals, but got treated successfully with alternative scoliosis therapies.
ScoliPAIN Treatment Program
One treatment choice, known as ScoliPAIN, offers a customized treatment solution geared specifically toward adult scoliosis. The program includes special weight-bearing exercises that can relieve scoliosis no matter the cause of the condition and regardless of current nutritional intake. Treatment also includes whole body vibration therapy, which brings about muscle contractions and enhances bone density, while also empowering muscles (without increasing heart rate).
Treatment is customized based on individual needs of each patient, and may include the following:
- Balancing and isometric workouts
- Scoliosis Activity Suit
- Automatic response training workouts
- Whole body vibration therapy
- Weight-bearing postural activities
- Nutritional testing
The program aims to maximize curve reduction while also instilling new lifestyle habits to maintain improvement. The goal is to also reduce pain without the use of drugs and to reduce curvature without having to undergo surgery. Other benefits include enhanced breathing, improved cosmetic appearance, and an increased ability to handle the stresses of daily life.