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Chirocure treatments can help with incorrect curvature and associated spinal conditions including kyphosis and scoliosis
Changes in posture can cause signs such as a hump in the upper back and hip tilt in the lower back.
Kyphosis is rounding of the upper back that may cause a visible hump, loss of height, and change in postural dynamics.
There are many types of kyphosis, including Scheuermann’s kyphosis and kyphosis associated with aging.
DIAGNOSING SPINAL CONDITIONS
X-rays can be taken to assess and determine spinal alignment and spinal conditions including kyphosis and scoliosis.
Xray images can be taken at any radiology practice in Melbourne with a referral.
Our chiropractors can provide you with a referral to have spinal X-ray images..
Referrals can be bulk billed through medicare.
Diagnostic Imaging may help to diagnose certain spinal conditions including fractures, disc degeneration, facet injury, and Scheuermann’s kyphosis.
An MRI is rarely necessary for evaluating kyphosis, this is best determined upon results and GP recommendations.
REHAB AND SUPPORT FROM OUR REMEDIAL THERAPISTS AT CHIROCURE
Stretching and strengthening exercises may be beneficial in decreasing pain associated with kyphosis, scoliosis and vertebral alignment changes.
Our remedial therapists can show you how to do exercises and stretches to release tight muscles.
Practitioners can also offer support with ergonomic advice, posture support and advice, recommend natural supplements, joint strapping or bracing, and co management with additional physical therapies.
Research and evidence into the science & effectiveness of chiropractic treatment
The concept that chiropractic care is of value in maintaining health and preventing disease began with the work of Mr Palmer.
See the research article stated below referenced below for more detail and findings (1)
For more information please ask DR Tania Leski at ChiroCure Clinic.
(1) Chiropractic as spine care: a model for the profession - Craig F Nelson, Dana J Lawrence, John J Triano, Gert Bronfort, Stephen M Perle, R Douglas Metz, Kurt Hegetschweiler, Thomas LaBrot. Chiropr Osteopat. 2005; 13: 9. Published online 2005 Jul 6. doi: 10.1186/1746-1340-13-9
(2) The shape of chiropractic in Europe: a cross sectional survey of chiropractor’s beliefs and practice. Halldór Fannar Gíslason, Jari Kullervo Salminen, Linn Sandhaugen, Andreas Stenseth Storbråten, Renske Versloot, Inger Roug, Dave Newell. Chiropr Man Therap. 2019; 27: 16. Published online 2019 Apr 10. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0237-z
(3) Evidence-Based Practice and Chiropractic Care - Ron LeFebvre, MA, DC,1 David Peterson, DC,1 and Mitchell Haas, MA, DC1
Information for Chirocure patients Degenerative disc disease is a slow progressive breakdown in the structures that make up the disc. It can occur in all segments of the spine but most often in the mobile segments of the neck and back. The soft center of the disc (nucleus) loses its fluid content and is less able to absorb motion forces. The thin outer wall annulus has layers that tend to fray and break down over time. Degenerative disc disease typically affects people in their 40's-50's, although it can start as early as adolescence in rare cases.
In some people this degenerative process is not associated with pain, while in others degenerative disc disease can cause neck and back pain, stiffness, and soreness. Degenerative discs can rupture, leading to arm or leg pain if the disc pinches nerves. The process of degeneration causes discs to gradually lose height, form spurs, and cause narrowing around the nerves, which can also lead to arm and leg pain
Over the counter medications: The pain and discomfort caused by degenerative disc disease should be treated initially by medications such as Tyleno and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which include medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. However, some studies have indicated that NSAIDs may inhibit bone healing, so consult your doctor in taking these anti- inflammatories.
PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFERED AT CHIROCURE
Stretching and strengthening exercises may be beneficial in decreasing neck and back pain caused by a herniated disc.
In cases where medications and therapy have failed to provide relief, corticosteroid injections may be indicated.
PREVENTATIVE CARE OFFERED AT CHIROCURE
Ongoing chiropractic adjustments to prevent the disc becoming less flexible and more prone to injury. Chiropractic care will reduce pain and dysfunction. Avoid smoking, repetitive trauma and excessive weight gain.
Correct alignment, no degeneration present on films
Degenerative change in several discs
Degenerastion is present on the annotated films below.
For more info ask Dr Tania Leski.