Scoliosis in children
The most important method for detecting a posture disorder - scoliosis - is computer-optical topography. It is a safe and highly effective method of examining the spine, which allows to determine posture disorders, pelvic distortions, spinal deformities at an early stage, and to evaluate the effectiveness of further treatment and make a prognosis of the disease .
Scoliosis, as well as the methods of its treatment, are different:
- manual therapy;
- Vertora therapy + massage;
- Therapeutic gymnastics, yoga, fitness, electromyostimulation;
- combined types of treatment (massage + Vertora therapy + manual therapy).
Treatment of scoliosis
Treatment of scoliosis is always a difficult task that requires highly qualified doctors and the active participation of parents and the child himself. If the spine is curved by less than 10 degrees (1-2 degrees of scoliosis), the treatment consists in strengthening the muscles and building useful habits in children. The comprehensive treatment program includes Vertora therapy, therapeutic gymnastics, physiotherapy and massage.
The treatment is prescribed individually depending on the age of the patient, his condition and how pronounced the changes in the spine are.
If the curvature is more than 10 degrees, the spine must be fixed using a special corset. In this case, all measures to strengthen the muscles are also applied.
Advice for parents of children with scoliosis.
As the child grows, the strengthening of the muscles, combined with the correct distribution of the load on the spine, allows the straightening or reduction of the curvature to a sufficient degree. Certain conditions must be created for the child: a comfortable place to study, a firm bed or an orthopedic mattress. The bag should be replaced with a backpack. Therapeutic physical education is effective only when the child does it regularly. It is necessary to learn to do the exercises every day and constantly monitor your posture.
Of all sports, in the treatment of scoliosis (and most other diseases of the spine), swimming contributes in the best way to strengthening the back muscles without overloading the spine. When swimming, the child trains the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, which is also important in scoliosis. Sports that develop one half of the body to a greater extent (such as tennis) or those that stress the spine (running, jumping, lifting weights) are not recommended.
Of all sports, in the treatment of scoliosis (and most other diseases of the spine), swimming contributes in the best way to strengthening the back muscles without overloading the spine. When swimming, the child trains the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, which is also important in scoliosis. Sports that develop one half of the body to a greater extent (such as tennis) or those that stress the spine (running, jumping, lifting weights) are not recommended....
The most effective treatment is physical rehabilitation with all the diversity of its possibilities. In this case, special physical exercises are done, both with a trainer and without. This method is particularly effective in combination with separate sessions of Vertora therapy and massage. This method has been used by doctors for a long time and is very effective, as it allows stabilization of the spine, namely - stopping or significantly slowing down the development of the deformity. Moreover, this method is effective almost always.
Physical exercises for a certain degree of scoliosis are practically always aimed at balancing the muscles, and when the exercises are performed correctly, the muscles themselves stop the development of the disease and begin to straighten the spine.
In second-degree scoliosis, surgical treatment is not considered, as there are simply no indications for it. Here it is important to remember that the Vertora therapeutic bed and mattress (with the right hardness) and physical therapy for scoliosis of the 2nd degree must be applied by the child constantly, because otherwise there is a risk of further development of this deformity .