Sherry has been coming to our office for the last 5 years. At the age of 30, she started to have neck and back problems. She endured these issues trying to do various activities like swimming, golf, yoga and pilates lessons – but it was a struggle. She sought help through traditional chiropractic care but she received little to no relief. At the age of 65, her issues progressed and she ended up having scoliosis. After receiving care from Dr. Zehr she is now pain-free. After having x-rays again in 2014, she noticed a significant improvement with her scoliosis. Very happy with her results, she says,” I recommend Dr. Zehr’s practice because it does work it has made a big difference in my life. And to top it off, Dr. Zehr and Dr. Plemon are good people and caring people, they do an excellent job. And again, I strongly recommend the practice” She continuous with her maintenance care at Zehr Chiropractic to continue the wellness she received from Atlas Orthogonal.
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This is one of a five-part series on scoliosis surgery. To watch the other videos in the series, go to: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjvfRtcMhn4OZPqTyjvf-whCOqjoQN6rf
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For many adults, the word scoliosis conjures up childhood memories of lining up in gym class for an examination by the school nurse and images of a classmate wearing a brace. But scoliosis isn’t just a pediatric condition. Curvature of the spine can develop in adulthood too, and the osteoporosis that may follow menopause raises the risk. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., describes how scoliosis develops, prevention and treatment options and a trend he is seeing in Baby Boomers.
Scoliosis presents in many shapes and forms. Our experts in the spine center collaborate to determine the best and most effective techniques for treating spinal disorders.
Recently, the hospital created a clinic specifically for neuromuscular-syndromic scoliosis patients (NSP). This patient population consists of children diagnosed with neuromuscular (affects the muscles and nerves and can lead to scoliosis) and syndromic scoliosis (spine curve develops as part of a syndrome).
Because of the complexity of this disorder, these children need to be cared for by multiple specialists. The patients and families come to the hospital for one, comprehensive appointment that includes specialists from multiple disciplines.
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Scoliosis treatment part-2 in India by Dr Rajneesh kant.. Video Rating: / 5
http://bit.ly/jEEl6b Children and adults require different approaches for the treatment of scoliosis. The range of scoliosis treatment options can include braces, physical therapy and exercise programs, and for severe cases, scoliosis surgery. In addition to age considerations, the treatment options are also based on the degree of spine curvature deviation, the level of pain and medical improvement goals. This scoliosis video, presented by Drs. Thomas Kula and John Lettice, covers the following informative topics: scoliosis surgery and non-surgical treatments for children and adults, selecting a spinal surgery program and an inspiring patient success story.
Normally, if you look at the spine from the front view like this, all these vertebrae should line up and the spine should be straight. You can see here that there are actually two curves; one in the middle part of the back, the thoracic spine, and one in the lower part of the back, the lumbar spine. Typically, any curvature that deviates for more than 10 degrees is considered to be scoliosis.
In most of the patients, the curve is not progressive and we just observe the patient to see if the curve is going to progress. When the curve gets to be more than about 20 or 25 degrees and the patient still has growth potential, we may then recommend the use of a brace in order to prevent that curve from getting worse while the spine is still growing. When the curve gets to be more than about 45 degrees, the curve is beyond the level that we can treat effectively with a brace. That’s when we think about the surgical option.
In the adult patient, it really depends upon the problem that the curve is causing. Is it pain in the back? Is it pain in the legs? Is there evidence that the curve is getting progressively worse, and how big is the curve? In the adult patient we don’t use braces. We may suggest other non-operative treatments like physical therapy/exercise programs in order to try to improve the condition of the spine. But when those treatments fail, then we look for different surgical options.
Typically for children, the goals in surgical treatment are to halt the progression in the spinal deformity and correct the deformity to a neutral spine or a balanced spine. That’s typically accomplished with a screw-rod construct that is placed through a posterior incision through the back.
In contrast to the adolescent, in the adult the scoliosis usually involves not only the thoracic spine but also the lumbar spine, as demonstrated by this radiograph whereby you can see a large curve involving the chest spine here and then the lower back. More significantly, you can see narrowing of the chest cavity at these levels. This results in shortness of breath. Post-operatively, you can see that there’s restoration of balance utilizing the pedicle screw-rod construct all the way throughout the curve from the upper thoracic spine to the lower back to the lumbosacral junction, and also an improvement in the pulmonary or lung volumes of this patient.
I think you have to look at how much experience the surgeon has, particularly in dealing with the more complicated problems. Spinal deformity is a more complicated problem than some of the other more common back disorders and people may experience back or leg pain. The more experience that somebody has, generally the better their outcomes are. Dr. Lettice and I have been doing this surgery for over 20 years working together, and we actually work as a team. We’re both there in the operating room on either side of the operating room table while we’re taking care of the patient.
We operated on a young lady who had a phenomenal amount of opiate intake just to allow her to perform her activities of daily living with her children. She’s now two years post-operative and she’s off of all of her pain medication, and essentially has a full and really unrestricted lifestyle now. Video Rating: / 5
In 2010, Kaitlyn Kirby was diagnosed with juvenile scoliosis, and in 2011, the curve in her spine increased, and a brace became necessary to manage her condition. Together with her parents, the experts at HSS helped to ensure she would not feel like she was going through her treatment alone. Kaitlyn and her mother Kelly tell us her story.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org. Video Rating: / 5
Before choosing a particular scoliosis treatment, it is important to first understand your goals for treating scoliosis. The goals for nonsurgical scoliosis treatment are different for an adult than they are for an adolescent. This is because as an adolescent the spine is still growing, whereas the spine is skeletally mature during adulthood. For more information about being skeletally mature, please visit https://scoliosiscarecenters.com
The goals for adult scoliosis treatment are to reduce pain, improve posture, and train the adult to use spinal exercises that prevent further curve progression that occurs through the body’s natural deterioration process. While there often is some curve regression during adult scoliosis treatment, it is not to the same extent as scoliosis treatment for growing spines.
This is the patients 2nd adjustment and he starts to respond INSTANTLY after manual torquing technique on the sacrum was performed. Scoliosis in the mid to mid back was addressed on anterior thoracic maneuver. Long axis distraction technique was used to unlock the cervical spine on construction worker. Patient was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 10 but was left untreated for years and is now causing issues.
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Patient instantly feels relief after Dr Cipriano’s Y-strap full spine (Full Body) whole body Chiropractic adjustment. Dr Cipriano’s neck strap adjustment (neck pull adjustment) is very powerful that decompresses the entire spine removing pressure off the nerves to allow the body to heal and function. Dr Cipriano is a full body (whole body) chiropractor that uses a neck strap (y strap) adjustment device to manually decompress the spine. Instant relief after y strap. Loud chiropractic cracks in neck, loud chiropractic cracks in mid back and loud chiropractic cracks in low back. Any crack addict will enjoy. Video Rating: / 5