Scoliosis Action Plan

Scoliosis describes a curvature of the spine–instead of going straight up and down, it curves laterally to one side or the other between the neck and the tailbone.

Signs of scoliosis include a shoulder blade that juts out, uneven shoulders or hips, a noticeable leaning to one side, or a rolling walking gait.

Symptoms can include tiredness, joint strain, and back pain.

This problem can be caused by many things, including abnormal muscles or nerves, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, bone abnormalities present at birth, injury, illness, previous surgery, or osteoporosis.

However, mild scoliosis is most commonly caused by muscle imbalances.

Muscle imbalances pull the spine out of alignment and can create a lateral curvature.

Often diagnosed during childhood or the early teen years, it’s reported that approximately 2 to 3 percent of American 16-year-olds have scoliosis.

A very small percentage of those (1/10th of 1 percent) have a curvature extreme enough to warrant surgery.

Girls are more likely to be afflicted with scoliosis than boys, though no one quite knows the reason why.

A brace is a common treatment for those with a spinal curve between 25 and 40 degrees and who still have two or more years of growth. The purpose of the brace is to stop the curvature from increasing. Sometimes, the brace does provide temporary correction; however, when it is removed, the curve often returns to its original condition.

If surgery is warranted, it also serves as a measure to stop further curvature, but it does not correct any curvature that has already occurred.

Even with surgery, it’s likely that perfect alignment of the spine will not occur. A brace may still be needed after surgery, as well as other treatment regimens.

High Hip Muscle ImbalanceThe treatment plan that follows is designed to address scoliosis caused by imbalanced muscles.

As a child, I was diagnosed with a mild case of scoliosis. My doctor wasn’t sure why I had it, but in evaluating the curvature of my back, he noticed it deviated from what was considered typical.

Many years later, as I learned more about the role of muscle balance in back pain, I unintentionally “cured” my scoliosis by rebalancing the muscles in my back and upper body.

I discovered that my particular case of scoliosis was caused by lifestyle factors, not the major medical conditions often associated with the condition.

If you’ve seen a medical doctor and have determined your scoliosis is not caused by a major medical issue, then the following action plan can help you, as it addresses scoliosis caused by lifestyle factors.


Temporary Pain Relief — Action Plan

Read about all the elements of a successful temporary pain relief action plan

These are the three you should begin today, in order of importance

  1. Far infrared heat therapy

  2. Pain-relief cream

  3. Natural anti-inflammatory (e.g., proteolytic enzyme supplements)

Long-Term Relief — Action Plan

  1. Muscle-Balance Therapy

  2. Trigger-point therapy

  3. Inversion therapy

  4. Emotional troubleshooting

  5. Dietary adjustments

Filed Under: 7 Day Back Pain Cure
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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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2 thoughts on “Scoliosis Action Plan”

  1. June P. Schiavoni says:

    I suppose I could click on any of the ailments you listed. I’ve had 4 “whip-lash” accidents in my earlier years which are coming back to haunt me now. I feel pain every day and even have cluster migraines from time to time when my neck is really bad.. Had all tests done….MRI, Cat Scan, …..all treatments, including shock, chiro, and acupuncture, which I am now invested in. Curvature of the spine is also one of my braggings. I am 67, (NOT an old 67), and still go 4-wheeling as we have a cabin in the woods and my husband and I like to stay active. I take NO meds as I will not put that in my body so suffer every day. A Chiropractor sprained my back 2 years ago so I no longer feel safe with him…..I am looking forward to reading your book on back pain and really hope it can help me, as I’ve tried it all…..Thank you…June

  2. Carol Raley Lawhorn says:

    I have scoliosis and I am a young 67 year old female. I am expecting to cure my scoliosis.

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