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Scoliosis: New Predictor of Curve Progression

Scoliosis in young people is many times troubling for its young patient, parent and Sitka chiropractic physician. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka examines with Sitka young people and their families about scoliosis, its current state as well as its potential progress and monitoring. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees its role as that of member of the Sitka scoliosis healthcare team.

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Now in considering scoliosis in young people, it is frequently called idiopathic as no one cause has been identified for the spinal curvature. (1) 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic in adolescents, so it's often called "adolescent idiopathic scoliosis". Neurological dysfunction is one factor under consideration as a cause as researchers note that an increase in body sway follows sensory manipulation. So they wonder: could sensory processing impairment cause such curvature? (1) That’s an interesting concept for your Sitka chiropractor to keep in mind.

Another point of interest is the new report that suggests a way to predict the progression of spinal scoliosis. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka appreciates this revelation as it is a way to alert your Sitka chiropractic physician to signs that indicate more treatment is necessary. It’s also a comfort to the young scoliotic patient and his or her family! So what is this system? It is called the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System. It’s based on the progressive growth and subsequent fusion of epiphyses of small long bones of hand. Remarkable! It identifies 8 stages of progression from “juvenile slow” to “mature.” (2) If you like, ask for more details at your next Sitka chiropractic visit.

As for chiropractic care of pediatric conditions like scoliosis, one review shares that patients and parents responded favorably to spinal manipulation. (3) That’s what Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers!

So contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today to discuss your or your loved one’s case of idiopathic scoliosis knowing that Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can monitor scoliosis progression for signs that require more care may be needed and treat with spinal manipulation to maintain mobility and strength in the spine as (or if) it develops.

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