Scoliosis Treatment Near Fruitville, FL

Scoliosis Treatment Near Fruitville, FL

Scoliosis can cause chronic pain in the spine and is often uncomfortable to deal with. That is why at Ramos Center we offer treatments to help combat the signs and symptoms associated with this condition. Request an appointment with our clinic or call our office for more information on treatments that are available to you!

Scoliosis Treatment Near Fruitville, FL
Scoliosis Treatment Near Fruitville, FL

Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine, typically a lateral curve. While the spine is naturally curved inward in three positions in the neck, upper back and lower back when the spine curves to the side, it is atypical and can cause complications.

Can you fix scoliosis?

While there is no definitive cure for scoliosis, it is possible to manage the situation and prevent its progression. It is best to be proactive, as starting treatment right away is better than passively monitoring the curves’ progression. If a treatment approach is successful in reducing the lateral curve of the spine but prevents someone from their normal activities, like sports, the treatment would not be seen as a success. The goal is to reduce the curve AND contribute to improving their quality of life.

What exercises are good for scoliosis?

Below are a few exercises to help with the symptoms of scoliosis. The exercises are divided into the different regions of the back.

Thoracic Scoliosis – Thoracic scoliosis refers to a lateral deformity within the middle (thoracic) portion of the spine, which is the most common location for a spinal curvature abnormality. Thoracic scoliosis is usually related to a deformity of the ribcage as well as the spine, which may have ramifications on shoulder elevation, transverse trunk mobility and, in severe cases, breathing.

Lattisimus dorsi

  • Lie on your side with one arm outstretched on a roller placed just above armpit.
  • To lengthen the latissimus dorsi, point the thumb up.
  • Apply a light amount of pressure with minimal movement over the length of the lattisimus dorsi
  • If a knot or tender location is found, stop movement and rest in that position until pain subsides and release is achieved.

Trapezius/Rhomboid/Posterior Deltoid

  • Place a ball between the wall and the upper part of the trapezius (trap).
  • Slightly turn away from the wall.
  • You will roll back on the ball throughout the upper and mid trapezius, working it toward the posterior deltoid and then between the scapula and spine until knots or tender spots are found.
  • Lift arm straight out and continue to apply pressure on the tender location.

Lumbar Scoliosis – Lumbar scoliosis refers to a curvature within the lower (lumbar) portion of the spine. Individuals with lumbar scoliosis could also be more likely to exhibit pelvic asymmetry, leg length discrepancies and low-back pain.

Erector Spinae/Serratus Posterior/Multifidus

  • Place a ball between the wall and lower back on the concave side of the spinal curve
  • Slightly turn away from the wall.
  • Roll back on the ball in both vertical and diagonal patterns to deal with several layers of musculature from the L5-T11 portions of the spine.
  • If a knot or tender location is found, stop movement and rest in that position until pain subsides and release is achieved.

Is walking good for scoliosis?

Walking is a great exercise to stretch the back and help with symptoms of scoliosis. Just keep in mind, if you are going to walk or run long distances, it is important to avoid hard surfaces, like sidewalks. Walking on grass is much more advantageous than a hard surface. Additionally, if you work in an office or your work involves sitting for extended periods, it is important to change positions frequently. Take a walk or stretch as much as possible.

What is the best sleeping position for scoliosis?

The best sleeping position for scoliosis is generally with the back flat on the bed, as it supports the natural curvatures of the spine. Alternatively, sleeping on either side with the proper pillow and head support is also a good position, as long as your head is in alignment with the torso, and your torso is in alignment with your pelvis. Sleeping on your stomach is not recommended as it forces the head to one side and twists the spine.

If you or someone you know has scoliosis, come to Ramos Center today! Our kind and compassionate staff are here to help you find relief for your symptoms and provide you with advice on how to best manage your condition. Contact our office today to talk with a member of our specialist team. Visit us online or simply give us a call to book an appointment!

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