phyxMe is a leading practitioner in physical therapy and chiropractic care that can help diagnose, treat and provide ongoing care and advice for patients suffering with the effects of scoliosis. At phyxMe, you’ll find treatment for scoliosis Chicago residents have turned to for years. Find out everything you need to know about scoliosis from our resident physical therapist, Dr. Daniel Jacobazzi.
Millions of people worldwide are dealing with scoliosis. Over time, its effects become more serious and can pose potentially life-threatening problems for the patient. As scoliosis is normally diagnosed in children whose bodies have not yet finished growing, the spinal curvature can grow along with the body. If the patient has not received treatment by the time they reach adulthood, there can be serious consequences.
THE EFFECTS OF UNTREATED SCOLIOSIS ARE:
- Constant and Intermittent Pain
- Problems with Balance
- Lack of mobility
- Physical Deformities
- Difficulty Breathing
- Loss of Appetite
HOW CAN SCOLIOSIS BE TREATED?
Scoliosis is a very serious condition, and can lead to a lot of unpleasant problems if left untreated. However, these days there are specialist treatments available to help with the onset of scoliosis. There are several things a patient can do to reduce and ease the effects of scoliosis, especially if it is treated early on.
The best forms of scoliosis treatment are physical therapy and chiropractic care, along with bracing directed toward postural correction. Physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles of the back through exercise. Chiropractors and physical therapists are able to help patients to improve their body mechanics and posture to prevent worsening of the curvature. Many patients require a brace to help fix the spine curvature. In the most serious cases, surgically inserted rods can help straighten out the spine.
If treatment, especially the use of brace, is begun early, it can help the spine grow in a more normal fashion, and many scoliosis sufferers will go on to live an undisrupted, normal life.
PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR SCOLIOSIS
Physical therapy is among the most popular non-surgical treatments for scoliosis. It helps reduce the pain from scoliosis, as well as increasing mobility and improving functionality of the affected areas. Physical therapy helps retrain the brain to communicate with the muscles responsible for maintaining a straight spine.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Dr Jacobazzi is an expert in helping scoliosis patients with physical therapy. This may include:
- Practicing postures that reduce scoliosis, both in dedicated sessions and in daily activities
- Focusing on breathing and addressing any sleep issues the patient may have as a result of scoliosis
- Practicing mirror image exercises the curved spine return to balance
- Practicing involuntary exercises to help develop new neurological pathways (i.e. retraining the brain) for redistributing the body’s gravity
SCOLIOSIS SPECIALIST CHICAGO – CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SCOLIOSIS
Alongside physical therapy, chiropractic care for scoliosis is a widely successful form of treatment for scoliosis. Chiropractic care focuses mainly on issues with the spine, and uses therapy and treatment designed specifically to help ease back pain and adjust positions of joints in connection with the spine. Chiropractic care is a popular scoliosis treatment, as it is generally without discomfort, and requires no drugs or invasive surgery.
BRACING FOR SCOLIOSIS
Bracing is a great option for scoliosis sufferers as it is inexpensive and non-invasive. For patients wanting to avoid surgery, bracing is the easiest and most popular way to receive ongoing treatment. For patients needing a brace, look no further than phyxMe: our resident doctor, Daniel Jacobazzi, is a scoliosis specialist Chicago can be proud of. Dr. Jacobazzi uses the innovative new ScoliBrace™ – a cutting edge form of scoliosis brace, and is the sole certified provider of ScoliBraces in llinois. If you’re a Chicago resident suffering with scoliosis, come and see what we can do for you.