There are several causes for postural disorders. Incorrect posture or curvature of the spine do not always mean scoliosis. For an accurate diagnosis, it is best to consult a specialist.
There are a lot of symptoms of scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. If the changes are small, a person can even not notice anything. But in a case of serious damage, the spine is curved to the side (right or left), taking the form of "C" or "S". Provoked by the disease, the vertebrae while rotating rotate the attached ribs too, and as a result, the thorax deforms, a hump and troughs appear. A person suffers from pain, external changes. Extended scoliosis can even cause lung and heart and blood vessels disorders.
The most serious challenge for the spine is between the ages of 10 and 16 when children begin to grow rapidly. Girls’ growth spurt is at about 10-12 years and the boys’ at 12-14 years.
The spinal curvature - scoliosis - often becomes noticeable after a couple of years since its onset. The main goal of the treatment is to prevent the progress of scoliosis.
One of the most popular and effective methods of treatment in Europe and America is the Schroth method. This technique was first introduced in Lithuania by the experts of the center of rehabilitation and care "Gemma".
This technique is applicable to various types of idiopathic scoliosis, although its effectiveness depends on many factors including the patient's age, the risk of disease progression, the Cobb angle, and many other.
The Schroth method is the "overcorrection" of the spine, i.e. its certain conditions contrary to natural bends, and special exercises for fixing the overcorrection. Also, a lot of attention is paid to the mobility of the spine and rib cage, and muscle balance restoration. It is very important to educate the patient and their family members too because a big part of the treatment is the so-called homework.
This method of treatment of scoliosis was developed by Katharina Schroth in 1927 in Germany. In 1960, it became the officially accepted method and was later improved by her daughter Christa Lehert-Schroth. This technique is used throughout Europe and the United States.
In the rehabilitation and care center "Gemma", you can choose from three options for the treatment of scoliosis with the Schroth method:
Intensive treatment of scoliosis;
Individual kinesitherapy sessions for teenagers from 12 to 18 years;
Group classes kinesitherapy for teenagers from 12 to 18 years.
A consultation costs 40 EUR.