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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What simple things can I do to relieve or reduce the effect of scoliosis?

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    Dr Greg Sher

    Chiropractor

    I am the Clinic Director of the Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic.At our clinic, we see an equal mix of city office workers and elite … View Profile

    It all depends what kind of scoliosis you have, the location, the severity, if it's progressing, and if a cause is found.
     
    If you could provide more information, I can make this answer a little more specific and helpful, but just to point out a few scoliosis facts.
    Most of the time, scoliosis has no visible and obvious cause, and shows quicker progression in younger children (around 9-14), with females have a higher incidence than males.
     
    If a cause can be identified, correction of that earlier would represent a better outcome, but if no obvious cause is present, simple exercises, postural training, release of tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles and joint manipulation can give significant relief from pain, stiffness and discomfort.
     
    Like I said, if you want a more specific answer/solution, it would be based on the circumstances, email or call me, and I can try give further insight.
     

  • Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Dr Ryan Hislop, Chiropractor is situated in Mudgee with the team from Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic … View Profile

    The first point of call would be to a professional who deals with scoliosis on a daily basis. Many chiropractors have a special interest in this area and can give specialised exercises and treatment approachese to suit the individual.

    Scoliosis is much more complex than just pushing a bone in a direction to make it straight, or stretching specific muscles that are tight. As Greg mentioned, circumstances are different for every individual and require an individualised approach.

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