You’re probably used to hearing for all sorts of ailments that the earlier treatment begins, the bigger a difference it can make through less invasive means. And yet, many practitioners act as though that is not true of scoliosis, a three-dimensional rotational curvature of the spine that often worsens with age. At Advanced Chiropractic and Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee and Valley Stream, we decidedly advocate for early intervention to prevent scoliosis progression. Our doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Paul Kang, is a specialist in scoliosis care, utilizing a variety of techniques to address the neuromuscular imbalances that drive abnormal spine curvature. Through up-to-date complementary therapies, we not only relieve patients’ pain, but often prevent it from developing in the first place.
Although scoliosis can develop in young children, the vast majority of the time, it begins during late childhood or early adolescence. X-rays of patients with scoliosis often give the impression that it is a two-dimensional problem, with the spine bending to the side. But in actuality, the curve is the result of rotations in each vertebrae, resulting in a three-dimensional bend. This is not the sort of subluxation standard chiropractic adjustments are meant for, and such adjustments to isolated parts of the spine could lead to further destabilization. Although bracing can help a patient develop the muscles to prevent further increases in curvature, bracing conventionally only begins once the lateral curve is greater than twenty-five degrees, by which time it is obvious to observers and imbalances are compounding themselves.
At our Fort Lee and Valley Stream offices, we promote the use of non-invasive corrective therapies before scoliosis becomes self-reinforcing. Dr. Paul Kang is an expert in the Schroth Method of physical therapy, which emphasizes the use of breathwork to maintain an awareness of posture and exercises to symitrify the spinal column’s supporting muscles. The Advanced Chiropractic and Scoliosis Centers are equipped with digital x-ray machines that allow us to get a fuller picture of the structural stresses on the spinal column while exposing the patient to less radiation, so we can correct the patient’s posture with greater precision. By retraining the neuromuscular system, we teach the body to make more efficient use of its internal structures to resist gravity, halting and reversing the curvature process. Even if a patient’s scoliosis is already advanced enough to require bracing, our complementary treatments can help prevent it from progressing to the point of requiring surgery, and can ease the back muscle spasms and range of motion limitations often caused by advanced spinal curvature.
Every spine has natural curvatures, however, in cases of scoliosis, your spine curves in more obvious, yet harmful ways (e.g. when the spine appears as an "S" or "C" shape through x-rays). You may have noticeably unequal shoulders or your waist may curve further to one side of your body. Scoliosis cannot be caused by long-term poor posture or disproportionate weight distribution from wearing heavy equipment, nor can scoliosis be corrected through simple methods.
Dr. Paul Kang of Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers, is committed to providing the most thorough, effective, and long-lasting chiropractic spinal adjustments in Fort Lee, NJ and Valley Stream, NY. Symptoms tend to look similar among patients of any age, but the degree of each often varies.
These common symptoms of scoliosis may include:
- - pain and stiffness in the lower back
- - experiencing cramping or numbness from pinched nerves
- - overly exerted muscles of your lower back and legs that results in extreme fatigue
In order to provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care, Dr. Kang will perform the necessary analysis and assessment of your condition, most often measured through radiograph imaging technology (e.g. x-rays or MRIs).
Once all aspects of your condition have been evaluated, you can take comfort in knowing that our state-of-the-art facility is tailored to ensure your corrective needs are met through a variety of methods offered.
Non Surgical scoliosis treatments at Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers are considered before any surgical procedures are deemed necessary. One approach that Dr. Kang is certified to utilize is known as the Schroth Method, which is a physical therapy method for treating scoliosis, regardless of severity or age of the patient.
The Schroth Method offers personalized patient exercises, in order to correct your spine in a natural progression through movements that work to rebalance the spine's functionality. The three main purposes of these exercises include:
- - rebuilding muscular strength
- - correcting your posture
- - breathing techniques that allow you to focus on the irregular curves
Cases of scoliosis require treatment that's thorough and well-rounded to visibly acknowledge improvements of your condition. In Fort Lee, NJ and Valley Stream, NY, Dr. Kang guarantees you'll notice corrections to your condition by utilizing the Schroth Method between 5-20 sessions with him. Though the duration of the therapeutic program is based on your personal needs, you can expect the following results:
- - better posture
- - increased core strength and stability
- - improved pelvic alignment
- - trouble-free breathing
- - less pain
- - improved functionality and movement
- - greater understanding of your condition and how to best manage your spinal health
At Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee, NJ and Valley Stream, NY, Dr. Kang is committed to providing all of his patients with the attentive chiropractic care and understanding you may need to prevent your scoliosis from progressing. We believe you deserve personalized treatment that promotes long-term spinal health, and encourage you to learn more and schedule a visit with our office today!