Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Scoliosis

Common Causes of Scoliosis

Most cases of Scoliosis do not have a clear identifiable cause. There are many theories, but none have been found to be conclusive. There is, however, strong evidence that scoliosis is inherited from one's family. One known cause of scoliosis is a result of abnormal muscles or nerves.  Approximately 6-9 Million Americans have scoliosis by the age of 16.  Most people identify their scoliosis between the ages of 10-15.  Girls are more likely to be affected by scoliosis. Scoliosis commonly grows during your "growth spurt" years rarely progressing during adulthood.

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I decided to get a massage one day after having just started a rigorous new job at a restaurant. I have always had chronic back pain, migraines, and scoliosis. Upon entering the facility I instantly felt welcomed and calm, just by the ambiance. Dr. Pragle soon came out to greet me. Having a very light and happy temperament, we began to talk and quickly found common ground on many things. Being genuinely kind and concerned to truly help better my back and way of life, he began to explain to me exactly what it was that he would be doing with the Atlas Orthogonal technique and how it would essentially help with all of the other chronic issues that I had had, yet didn't even know. After our consultation, we continued with the Atlas Orthogonal treatment. By the end of the session, my left leg - which was .25 inches shorter than my right, and had been categorized as just genetic - had dropped and became the same length as the right, my face which had always been slightly lopsided (specifically my eye and smile) was even and symmetric. He was able to realign my spine - reducing my scoliosis - and fix my hip placement which was out of its regular place. Upon his doing so, I took a few steps and felt as if I had suddenly became centered - a feeling I hadn't even known I was missing! Dr. Pragle and this treatment truly diminish almost all the chronic pain that I've had since I was 6 (I'm currently 21) due to a head injury on a jungle gym, and for that I could never thank him enough.  - Angeles

Scoliosis Symptoms

  • Pain areas in the back
  • Leaning to one side
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Deep muscle aches
  • Uneven hips
  • One shoulder is higher than the other
  • One leg appears shorter than the other
  • Head is tilted and rotated slightly
  • Poor posture
  • positive Adam's Test (orthopedic test)

Scoliosis Treatments

  • Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy offers gentle treatments for scoliosis with the AO Treatment, Back Treatment plus medical massage therapy.  
  • Medical Massage Therapy can be an effective treatment for relieving the muscle tension from scoliosis.  Massage Therapy improves blood flow and flexibility to stimulate healing.