Scoliosis or curvature of the spine can cause upper back pain. It can also cause pain in your mid-back and other parts of your body. But, you may not have to have it!
Scoliosis can very often be helped by a neuromuscular specialist. But there are different types of practitioners.
Is your therapiet a doctor? Massage therapist? Physio- or physical therapist? Different therapists have different training (or lack of) and different ideas. They may or may not agree with what I say. They may or may not know much about muscles!
Scoliosis can have a few different causes but muscle imbalance is the most common.
Shall I tell you about the scoliosis I used to have?
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 I only have a small amount of scoliosis left. What’s left is not enough to bother me.
And it certainly won’t put me in a wheelchair like it did my aunt!
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. It’s easy to wear arch supports (orthotics.)
I do stretches to help maintain the corrections. It’s easy to do stretches when you understand which way to stretch.
Here’s how I used to be:
If I would lay on my back before I started treatment and place my two hands toward the ceiling and together, my right fingers were over 1″ 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 shirt was never straight and my left shoulder always hurt at the neck.
Every body is different but almost all bodies are correctable if you have the right therapist. If you do NOT correct your scoliosis (I’m talking naturally not surgically) it will continue to get worse over time. That’s a law of nature.
I don’t want you to end up in a wheelchair like my aunt, either.
Do you live in the US? Is it possible that you could go to Florida for therapy? That’s where a very excellent therapist is. He’s the one who treated me.
That therapist is Paul St. John and the website for his clinic is http://StJohn-Clarkptc.com I’m sure all of the therapists there would be very good but Paul is “The Man.” There are also neuromuscular massage therapists in other parts of the country and world who have been trained by Paul.
So it depends on the cause of the scoliosis but I’ll be willing to bet that most scoliosis can be corrected or improved in the hands of the right therapist.
And, if you can’t go to see Paul or find a skilled therapist, the self-help program at http://BackPainNaturalRelief.com can help you assess your scoliosis and take steps to get rid of your pain at home. Many people have had good success stopping their scoliosis symptoms with that program. 🙂 You could be next!