Scoliosis is a lateral, or sideways, curvature of the spine, which in its normal state should be a straight vertical line when viewed from the front or back. Viewed from the side, a normal spine curves slightly backward to produce a mild degree of roundness in the upper back area and slightly inward curve in the lower back. When a person with scoliosis is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be curved to either side of its normal vertical line.
There are several types of scoliosis, and the causes of all are not yet known. In all cases, the curvature of the spine causes muscles to pull unevenly on the spine, leading to pain. The good news is, you can break free from the pain caused by scoliosis without invasive, costly, and ineffective surgery.
Common treatments for scoliosis fall into three areas, none of which offer lasting relief.
Spinal braces can be used for younger patients, and even some old. These just artificially align the spine, so once removed, the spine moves right back to its abnormal shape – once again leading to pain.
Some seek a surgical approach, wherein vertebrae are fused together. While this can lead to a straighter appearance, the pain and discomfort many feel after the surgery for years to come can be equal or, or greater, than the pain originally affecting the patient.
Some seek ongoing treatment from chiropractors or other manipulative therapies. However, these also are a short term fix, and adjusting the body only temporarily moves the spine, and it will naturally come back to its original, misaligned shape.
There’s another option – and it works!
As Jesse Cannone, Founder of the Healthy Back Institute discovered, Muscle Balance Therapy can offer a lasting solution to the pain caused by scoliosis. As he describes in his book, the 7-Day Back Pain Cure:
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.
By beginning muscle balance therapy, you, like Jesse, can strengthen the weak muscles, stretch the tight muscles, and find relief with scoliosis on your own.
Written By: Updated: March 17,2013