Chiropractic Killeen For Treating Hunchback

by Administrator 4. September 2013 05:41

Hunchback, also known by other names like Kyphosis and Scheuermann’s disease is a common developmental disorder mainly affecting adolescents, in which the spinal vertebrae deflect from their normal rectangular shape, assuming a wedge-shaped structure. The result is that the vertebral column begins to bend forward, as the vertebrae are unable to stack in a regular straight orientation. Modern lifestyles result in the development of hunchback due to poor posture caused by hunching in front of computer screens, smart phones, etc., which can have a negative impact on the sympathetic nervous system. This results in the body being in a constant state of “declared emergency”.

The treatment for hunchback depends on various factors such as the age of the patient, the symptoms being experienced, the cause of the disorder, the extent of progress, etc. Non-surgical treatment involves range of motion exercises that aim towards increasing the strength and flexibility of the vertebral column. Anti-inflammatory medicines are usually administered to the patients, as these help in the management of pain, and reduce discomfort by preventing inflammation in the affected tissues. Young patients are usually advised to use a back brace, which must be worn throughout the developmental years, until the skeleton stops growing.

According to the chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, the best approach for reducing the hunch in the spine is a balance between physical therapy and exercise. Along with improving the bowing in the spine, this also helps to improve general body functions of vital organs like the lungs and the nervous system, which are affected by hunching. In certain patients, the disease may have progressed to a more severe stage, in which case it might be impossible to restore normal functions in the body. However, physical therapy can still help to prevent further progression of damage in these patients.

Chiropractic treatment for hunchback involves the manipulation through flexion exercises that help to increase the flexibility of the spine, hence gradually restoring it to its original position. These manipulations are also useful in decreasing inflammation and reducing tension in the muscles. The gentle thrusting techniques employed in administering this manipulation help in stimulating the nervous system and stretching the muscles. Other techniques employed in the chiropractic treatment for hunchback include flexion-distraction, instrument-assisted manipulation, joint stretching, and resistance techniques.

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