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About Scoliosis


Scoliosis is a spinal misalignment caused due to a lateral curvature in the otherwise straight vertical structure of the spine. The reasons for Scoliosis might range from birth anomalies to traumatic bone injuries and collapses. Idiopathic scoliosis, is one of the most common causes of Scoliosis, affecting 2% to 3% Americans between the ages 10 and 16.

Care for Scoliosis

Curves measuring less than 10 degrees are typically not considered true scoliosis but instead are characterized as cases of spinal asymmetry. However, curves that measure more than 20 to 30 degrees should be observed minimally every 4 to 6 months in order to assess progression. Disease of the vertebral column such as neuromuscular system imbalance, spinal trauma, subluxation, nerve pain, and inflammation are possible sequels of abnormal spinal curvature. Early detection and diagnosis is imperative in order to develop the most effective approach to care.

Maturity of the Individual

Children are typically diagnosed before spinal maturity takes place, and as a result, there are more treatment options. Bracing has shown a high success rate, but does require compliance from a child, which is often difficult. Doctors must monitor large angle curves through the growth spurts as these are the times that progression, or worsening of the curve can occur.

Adults have reached spinal maturity, and as a result, are probably already experiencing the physical effects of this dynamic musculoskeletal abnormality. Adult progression is typically unlikely, unless there is damage to the structure which upsets the compensation of the support structures of the spine. It is very helpful for adult scoliosis patients to be physically active, especially with participation in appropriate exercises for strengthening and stabilizing the spinal structure.

Spinal Curvature

Curves measuring less than 10 degrees are actually not considered scoliosis but are just cases of spinal asymmetry. However, curves that measure more than 20 to 30 degrees should be observed minimally every 4 to 6 months in order to assess progression.

3 Steps to Improving Your Scoliosis


  I've had a spinal issue since I was a kid, but it didn't really cause too much of a problem in daily life until I started getting a really bad ache in my mid back with exercise. I was very worried, since I'm otherwise very healthy. I went for motion therapy after researching alternatives to medication and surgery, and thank goodness I did. The sessions are really helping, the pain is almost gone.  

Max Anderson

  My son was diagnosed with Scoliosis due to a birth anomaly. He is so young and shouldn't have pain! I was very nervous that the Pediatrician said to "watch and wait" to see if it would progress. I didn't know what to do until a friend told me about Pain Away Clinics. The approach seemed worth a try and so I signed him up. He's been going for MMT for over a month now and I can see it helping him deal with balance and strength issues, and he has zero pain right now….really glad we found this.  

Alexandre Smith

  I'm a dancer by profession and last month I experienced an injury to my lower back. I was freaked out thinking this was it, and that it was over for me when I found Pain Away. They helped me rehab the back injury with a series of treatments, but the biggest deal was that I found out I have scoliosis in my spine. I realize now that the curve in my back has caused a good bit of compensation from my core muscles. MMT is helping me to strengthen, and I expect great things from my career.  

Brandon Brown

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