What causes scoliosis? In 85% to 90% of cases the cause is unknown and the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, tendons and muscles all appear to be normal (although as the scoliosis worsens one or more of these parts may develop abnormalities). In 10% to 15% of the cases the cause of scoliosis is tumor, infection, a neuromuscular disease such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, a birth deformity or disc problems.
If your child is diagnosed as a victim of scoliosis, don’t accept surgical procedures or even bracing without first exploring all of the less radical treatment alternatives.
The purpose of chiropractic Ideopathic is to correct spinal subluxations—a condition that interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system and the body as a whole. Recent research suggesting that scoliosis may be caused by a neurological defect reinforces the validity of the chiropractic approach. Fred Barge, DC, in Scoliosis: Identifiable Causes, Detection and Correction, gives 22 examples of cases of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with significant improvement with chiropractic. One report of 100 chiropractic patients revealed 84% improved. Individual cases abound. Only a doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations. Every scoliosis sufferer should be under chiropractic care. A body without spinal subluxations is in a better position to resist diseases of all kinds, including scoliosis.
Don’t just Treat Symptoms, Get to the Cause.
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