Scoliosis and Neurosomatic Therapy
Scoliosis is a degenerative condition most often diagnosed in adolescence. Over time, the spine curves side-to-side causing a variety of other issues for the sufferer.
1. Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic or have no known cause.
2. While pain is uncommon, other symptoms related to the pressure of misalignment are usually present.
3. By releasing tension in key areas, Neurosomatic Therapy reduces the degree of curvature associated with scoliosis.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
The most obvious characteristic of scoliosis is the curvature of the spine from left to right. The disease most often sees its onset during a growth spurt in puberty. Although most cases of scoliosis are mild, the condition has a tendency to get worse as time the patient grows. Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic or have no known cause. A severe distortion of spine alignment, scoliosis can lead to intense back pain, deferred pain anywhere in the body, and impaired system functions. Patients may have the following symptoms:
1. 'S' or 'C' Curves in Spine
2. One Shoulder or Hip Higher Than The Other
3. Uneven Waist
4. One Shoulder Blade Protrude More Than The Other
5. Ribs Protrude on One Side
6. Rotation or Twist in Spine
7. Back Pain
8. Difficulty Breathing
Causes of Scoliosis
Some cases of scoliosis are present with other conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, and more. However, most cases of scoliosis have no known cause. It is believed that scoliosis is caused by hereditary conditions or birth defects that affect the shape of the spine. Injuries or infections can also cause this condition. The principles of Neurosomatic Therapy teach that 'Form follows function, and function follows form’. In the case of scoliosis, the muscles on the inside of the curves are pulling the spine out of alignment.
Advanced Non-Surgical Treatment for Scoliosis
Postures where a spinal curvature, or Scoliosis, has developed predispose someone to experience a bulging or herniated disc (a “structural” issue) in the lumbar region of the spine, causing low back pain. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that the disc herniation will become worse is very high. On the other hand, correcting the posture and the curvature of the spine can remove the pressure from the disc that caused the herniation in the first place, quiet often allowing the disc to migrate back to its original position, resolving the pain. Muscle pain caused by spasm, strain, trigger points and reduced blood flow can be the result of the same spinal curvature. While these issues can contribute to pressures that may eventually cause disc herniation, they are often the main cause of low back pain all by themselves. There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in a situation like this but, more importantly, recognizing the postural imbalance, which muscles are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating discomfort and clumsiness experienced with Scoliosis. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable, and efficient approach to postural balance.
You can’t hit a target that you can’t see. The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two facets of our work is a powerful tool in alleviating discomfort.