Is there a natural cure for scoliosis?
Here’s the background. Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. There may be 2 or more curves and the curves can go from side-to-side or front-to-back. Twists or rotations are often involved.
Some doctors or therapists may say you have only one curve (a “C” curve) but if it is happening in your back it is also happening in the spine of your neck in reverse. It has to. That’s how bodies work. That’s why I said “2 or more curves.” That is called an “S” curve.
You can also have an “S” curve in your back spine and again in your neck spine. There are all kinds of variations of scoliosis.
Depending which medical professional or muscle therapist you see, you may get different answers to your question about getting rid of your scoliosis naturally. It depends on their knowledge, skill level and abilities.
Is he or she a doctor? Massage therapist? Physio or physical therapist? Different therapists have different training (or lack of) and different ideas.
Someone who specializes in surgery may tell you that surgery is the only answer (at some point.) A massage therapist who practices only relaxation-type massage may say there is nothing that can be done. Ditto your family doctor.
Here is my own personal experience getting rid of scoliosis.
When I became aware that I had scoliosis (due to the training I took) I had a lot of intense, deep muscle therapy as well as movement to the bones of my head (because they were also involved and which DO move as long as you are alive.)
I only have a small amount of scoliosis left. What’s left is not enough to bother me. If you looked at me, you would most likely not be able to tell.
I wear arch supports in my shoes to help keep me balanced because I had one flat arch. That may have been a result of the scoliosis or perhaps it helped cause it. (Scoliosis has causes.)
I do stretches to help maintain the corrections and strengthen my muscles. This is not hard.
Prior to treatment I would lay on my back and place my two hands toward the ceiling and together, my right fingers were more than one inch closer to the ceiling than my left fingers. I thought I had one long arm but I was wrong. I was just twisted so much. The neckline of my shirts was never straight and my left shoulder always hurt where it joined the neck.
I also had no natural curve in my lower back or neck. But now I do. 🙂
Every body is different but almost all bodies are correctable if you have the right therapist.
Bodies change all the time and they CAN get better. Sometimes they need some help to change from you or from someone else.
Do you live in the US? Is it possible that you could go to Florida for therapy? That’s where a very excellent neuromuscular massage therapist is. He’s the one who treated me. His name is Paul St. John and you can find him (at the time I wrote this article) at the
St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Clinic. If you cannot make appointments with Paul then look for a therapist who has been thoroughly trained by him and who understands scoliosis.
It depends on the cause of the scoliosis but I’ll be willing to bet that most scoliosis can be corrected or improved naturally in the hands of the right therapist.
Lots of times doctors will say the cause is “idiopathic.” That word means “no known cause.” But almost everything has a cause.
Sometimes the cause is the shape of the spine bones but most often it is muscles. If it’s the muscles, it can be from an injury or habit.
The cause can also be a leg length difference (one out of ten of us) or a difference in the size of the pelvic bones from side to side (one out of 100 of us.)
Also, if you are able to figure out which way the curves in your spine go you may be able to use certain stretching techniques. However, massaging or pressing into the structural muscles that are pulling your spine into curves is a faster way to release or relax those muscles.
Your muscle therapist may see a “hump” on your back and want to work there. That is probably the outside of the “C.” But the muscles that need to be released are on the INSIDE of the “C.” That goes for every “C” you have. (If you have a “double S curve” there are 2 “C’s” in the “S”–one on each side of the S–and another 2 in your neck.)
My training from Paul St. John led to my cure. When you have a problem, you must take action. I went to Paul for assessment and treatment because I knew he was the expert–the best. And I knew I would understand best if I was actually treated by him.
Conventional medical treatment may say one thing but if you know in your heart that there may be a different option take it. Educate yourself and take action.
You may find natural relief from scoliosis.