Scoliosis Back Pain

Scoliosis is a frighteningly common ailment which has the symptom of lateral spinal curvature. While scoliosis in itself is not painful, it does cause the discs in your back to wear away much more quickly, and unevenly. It is the additional wear and tear on your back which can soon cause painful back pain from the scoliosis ailment.

Scoliosis is a frighteningly common ailment which has the symptom of lateral spinal curvature. While scoliosis in itself is not painful, it does cause the discs in your back to wear away much more quickly, and unevenly. It is the additional wear and tear on your back which can soon cause painful back pain from the scoliosis ailment.

 

For the majority of people with scoliosis, you will find that the symptoms become prominent in the adolescent years during growth spurts. During this time the angle of the curvature may change, usually for the worse. The causes of scoliosis during adolescence vary, however this is the best possible time for treatment using a brace to adjust the curvature of the spine.

Before adolescence, scoliosis back pain is relatively uncommon, and most people who have scoliosis will not notice any pains apart from slight muscular stress until their forties. It is only when the discs in the spine become worn away that scoliosis back pain begins to occur.

Treatment of scoliosis back pain can be difficult, and usually the best method is prevention. Spinal braces can be attached to the body to slowly ease a person’s spine back in to position over a lengthy period of time. This will return the spine to its correct position and evenly distribute your bodies weight over the spinal discs.

For severe cases of scoliosis, surgery is usually the only option. This will involve the spine being manually re-aligned, and then supported with an internal brace to ensure it heals correctly. This procedure is, however, usually avoided by minor sufferers of scoliosis. For those who are disabled by the ailment, surgery can provide a huge increase in the quality of their life.

If the case of scoliosis has never been treated, then it is often too late for braces to be effective. In cases such as these the patient may be given pain killers to reduce scoliosis back pain. Unfortunately, painkillers can only really be viewed as a temporary solution, due to the number of side effects that can arise.

When scoliosis back pain appears in younger people it is nearly always caused by muscular pain, since the muscles are having to work harder to keep the body straight. While this kind of back pain will be chronic, it can be relieved by massage, pain killers, and even regular hot baths.

Scoliosis is a major defect in a human body, but it is far from being completely unmanageable. With a wide range of treatments available you will often be given options to help relieve scoliosis back pain, and even adjust your spine to cure scoliosis completely. While these treatments can sometimes be expensive, the cost is more than worthwhile for the long term benefits and freedom of movement which you will find once you have undergone Scoliosis treatment.

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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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