As an expert on scoliosis and scoliosis treatment, I encounter a number of myths and misconceptions on an almost daily basis. People often come to me confused and scared about the condition, and the research they’ve done typically contains just as much falsehood as it does truth.
I understand if you feel overwhelmed by the information about scoliosis that you may find yourself swimming in. Thankfully, the world of scoliosis does not have to be confusing or overwhelming. However, it is important to become aware of some of the myths surrounding the condition.
I could debunk those myths outright, but I thought it would be fun to present them as a pop quiz. Let’s get started!
Myth or Truth? “Causes of Scoliosis Are Well Known”
This one is a myth. The truth is that most scoliosis cases are idiopathic, meaning that there is no single known cause. So if someone tells you that they have definitive knowledge about the causes of scoliosis, I would treat them with a healthy amount of skepticism.
Myth or Truth? “Scoliosis Can Be Prevented”
Again, because we don’t know exactly what causes most cases of scoliosis, we cannot engage in methods to prevent it from occurring. There is no diet, type of exercise or lifestyle practice that will stave off the condition. The best we can do is take a proactive approach to treatment once the condition has been diagnosed. Thankfully, treatments like those we provide here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center are highly effective and can often reduce curvatures.
Myth or Truth? “Scoliosis Weakens the Body and Makes it Frail”
If you guessed myth, you are correct!
An abnormal curvature of the spine does not equate to a decrease in strength or bone density. In fact, people with scoliosis can be just as capable, strong and fit as anyone else.
Myth or Truth? “Women Who Have Had Scoliosis Can Have Perfectly Healthy Children”
This is the truth.
I have addressed this issue time and time again, but it bears repeating since it’s such a commonly accepted piece of misinformation: scoliosis does not prevent conception or a healthy birth. It does not diminish fertility in any way, nor does it increase the possibility of miscarriage. There is no difference between women with scoliosis and women without scoliosis when it comes to the ability to conceive and bear healthy children.
The Real Truth About Scoliosis
We see patients from all around the world here at the Scoliosis Reduction Center. Our treatment method is dynamic, comprehensive, proactive — and effective. It actually works to reduce curvatures, restore function and help people live their best lives. That’s because we understand the condition comprehensively with a clear understanding of the truth. We do not traffic in myths; we provide real results.
Interested in learning more? Call our offices today at 321-939-2328.
Dr. Tony Nalda
**Dr. Tony Nalda, D.C. is an expert in the world of Scoliosis and leading physician for the CLEAR Scoliosis management and treatment centers. Dr. Cark went to Dr. Nalda for her own care of scoliosis.
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