Scoliosis Center of La Crosse

Idiopathic scoliosis is a lifetime, systemic condition of unknown cause. Scoliosis is a disease of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Most common in adolescent girls, it is progressive, psychologically detrimental and can cause both increased pain and increased physical disfigurement as it progresses.

Is there non-surgical treatment for scoliosis?

The standard ‘Medical Model’ is one of ‘wait and see’. What that means is the physician, usually an orthopedic surgeon, will simply re-x-ray a scoliosis patient, starting from either juvenile, adolescent or adult curvatures, periodically, until such time as the curve reaches 25 degrees or greater. At that point a hard brace known as a ‘Boston Brace’ which is worn almost all the time can be prescribed. This can also have harmful physical and psychological overtones for the patient, especially younger patients, and therefore compliance is a factor.

If continued progression is observed, surgical treatment for scoliosis is the traditional medical procedure. Whether the standard Harrington Rod is surgically implanted or the newer laser surgeries are performed, both are maximally invasive and results are spotty. Research states “the initial average loss of spinal correction post-surgery is 3.2 degrees in the first year and 6.5 degrees after two years with continued loss of 1.0 degrees per year throughout life.”

In this natural scoliosis treatment we utilize the latest non-invasive chiropractic procedures consisting of:

  • Specific spinal adjustments
  • Rehabilitative procedures
  • Specific isometric exercises
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular re-education
  • Cervical and lumbar lordosis restoration (a vital correction for success in removing the progressive scoliosis)
  • Muscle and ligament rehabilitation
  • Vibration therapy

Vibration Therapy, is a non-medical scoliosis treatment, via the use of a ‘Vibrating Scoliosis Traction Chair and Vibrating Platform’ are used to override the body’s proprioceptive defenses. Because the scoliotic spine compresses and rotates three-dimensionally, it must be tractioned and de-rotated in order for it to correct.


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