Acupuncture Treatment of Scoliosis
View from the back of a normal spine is straight, if in a pillow midpoint (external occipital carina) to the sacral spine connection, a part of the spine spinal axis deviation from the normal phenomenon, called dorsal column scoliosis. Human spine at birth is bent forward. With the development of sitting, walking and other functions, and gradually formed the cervical and lumbar spine bent forward, thoracic, four physiological sacral spine backward bending bent to maintain complete torso balance, buffer , shock absorption, support the internal organs and many other physiological functions. Spine is not curved side under normal circumstances, if there is any bent, they are all regarded as pathological changes, in addition to scoliosis, kyphosis outer side, often accompanied by spinal rotation and the convex side of the ribs kyphosis deformities, severe cases may also can cause a change of heart and lungs, digestive system and the nervous system, it is more known as scoliosis syndrome. The cause of the development of the cause of scoliosis scoliosis so far is not very clear, because the clinical findings of leg length discrepancy, shoulders injustice (scapula one high and one low) side of the chest collapsed one side of the back ridge (razor back) the one hand side the formation of wrinkles, body side from the spine to the side wall of the elbow ranging appear deformity.
1. Structural scoliosis: scoliosis spine irreversible merger vertebral rotation.
2. Non-structural scoliosis: also known as functional scoliosis or postural scoliosis, the spine is a reversible.
Scoliosis division level:
1. Mild scoliosis: scoliosis person less than 20 degrees. Generally less than 10 degrees who can be regarded as the normal range.
2. Moderate scoliosis: scoliosis at 20 to 40 degrees or 50 degrees or more.
3. Severe scoliosis: scoliosis are more than 40 or 50 degrees. Most merger degenerative arthritis of the spine, scoliosis if greater than 60 or 70 degrees, often caused by heart and lung dysfunction.
1. Non-structural scoliosis reasons: the length of the foot. Habitual bad posture, such as endorsement package. Spine on both sides of muscle tone imbalance, bent to the side of the spine. Due to pain caused by the compensatory scoliosis, such as protruding cartilage
2. Structural scoliosis reasons: for unknown reasons. It accounted for about 80% of the spine, usually in puberty onset, but may be in a smaller age attack. Neuromuscular diseases, such as cerebral palsy, polio and so on.
3. scoliosis assessment, the average patient spine of the following occurs:. • on both sides of the shoulder is not as high as the side of one hip more prominent shoulder blades protruding pelvic tilt
If it is structural scoliosis, when the patient bends forward, scoliosis situation will be more obvious.
1. C Type: C spine bent to shape positive, accounting for 70% of the General scoliosis.
2. S type: spine curved in an S shape, accounting for 30% of the General scoliosis.
Scoliosis Treatment: Non-structural scoliosis: as long as the reasons for its cause to solve, can be restored. Structural scoliosis: in accordance with the age of its occurrence, severity, the causes to arrange treatment.
• Mild scoliosis: exercise therapy (must be in accordance with the spine angle, direction of rotation, softness structure to design exercise prescription, it is personal, must be under the guidance of professional staff).
• moderate scoliosis: exercise therapy plus wearing a back shelf. Brace to wear at least one day 12 hours to wear skeletal maturity date.
• Severe scoliosis: acupuncture therapy, if bone defect consider surgery.
Others such as electrotherapy, traction therapy, and no studies have shown to have significantly improved scoliosis, usually still sports therapy.
Scoliosis What are the dangers?
Scoliosis affect the patient’s morphology and psychology. Orthopedic experts say, scoliosis generally difficult to early detection, many patients are to wait until there is a clear deformity, curvature of the spine occurs, back bulge asymmetrically, Kazakhstan Hanxiong back phenomenon, after the patient’s chest and back many bulge a rib peak, also known as razor back when was discovered, when the patient’s body has been significantly affected, from frustrated confidence is not conducive to mental health.
Scoliosis patients can cause short stature, not a long one. Orthopedic experts say, suffers from scoliosis, the curve will affect the growth of the body.
Scoliosis also affect the patient’s heart and lung health. This is also what are the dangers of scoliosis in that, because the thoracolumbar scoliosis occurs in the majority, oppressed lungs may occur pulmonary dysfunction, along with scoliosis aggravation, it may also affect circulation, cardiac function obstacles activity appears slightly flustered shortness of breath.
Scoliosis may affect life expectancy. Orthopedic experts say, the general level of scoliosis patients with serious health greatly impaired the long run, as well as lifelong paralyzed crisis occurred, decreased quality of life, the average life expectancy is shorter than the normal person.
We believe that the pathological process scoliosis, spinal column strength to maintain the fixed (vertebrae) is the normal arrangement of soft tissue (muscle ligaments, etc.), but once they lesions, such as muscles, ligaments, tendon and other lesions appear as adhesion occurs, calcification contracture scars and other diseases, followed by soft tissue loss or loss of muscle strength with the original action, has led force imbalance spine, vertebrae instability phenomena, such as vertebrae shift, there have been 2-5 to the vertebrae side shift, scoliosis is formed. Some will oppress the nerves, blood vessels leading to a variety of symptoms.
Acupuncture treatment process: through the release of acupuncture, peeling clear, stimulating lifting their adhesions, scar contracture, calcification and other diseases, to restore the force balance around the bone, the way will be joint reduction, but also to restore the visual senses, lifted compression of nerves, blood vessels, all the clinical manifestations of chest tightness, pain, limited mobility and other symptoms disappeared, to tackling the problem, the chance of recurrence is very small. Range acupuncture treatment in scoliosis of 45 degrees or less with no vertebral defect can be cured by acupuncture non-surgical therapy. Information about the acupuncture treatment of Scoliosis ，Please call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au