"Scoliosis BootCamp" Doctors To Present New Technology and Testing at SOSORT Conference in Chicago
April 17, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsChicago, IL - Scoliosis BootCamp™ doctors, Brian Dovorany and Mark Morningstar, have been invited to present some of the newest innovations in scoliosis treatment and testing at the Society Of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) conference this May 8-11th in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Dovorany will presenting a pilot study on the effects of a newly developed scoliosis rehabilitation apparatus called the "Torso Trainer™" on thoracic rotation patterns, while Dr. Morningstar's presentation will focus on breakthrough information he has discovered in regards to neurotransmitter testing and supplementation in scoliosis patients.
Scoliosis occurs in approximately 4.5 percent of the general population. Scoliosis occurs when the spine of the back forms a C or an S shaped curve. The incidence is greater in females than males. Scoliosis patients have symptoms such back pain, hip pain, leg pain, and muscle spasms and in severe cases digestive symptoms, trouble breathing, and significant disability. About 80 percent of all scoliosis cases are idiopathic (unknown cause).
A few symptoms that could indicate a person might have scoliosis are
-If you wear a shirt or blouse with horizontal stripes and the stripes seem to be going diagonal (this effect caused by body distortion from a curved spine)
-Rib cage sticks out on one side
Scoliosis is often first diagnosed during the teen years at a back to school physical or sports physical. For many years, scoliosis treatment consisted of watching and waiting, rigid back bracing for 23 hours a day for many years, or spinal surgery, depending on the degree of spinal curve.
The Scoliosis BootCamp™ treatment consists of head/body weighting, vibrational traction, scoliosis traction table and chair, and home exercises. Care is initiated by taking x-rays to determine the severity of the scoliosis by measuring the spinal curves (Cobb angles). The treatment involves approximately 36 office visits over a 4 month period. Dr. Stitzel (one of the other "Scoliosis BootCamp™" doctors) explains, "Our non-surgical scoliosis treatment program is based on a unique system of scoliosis exercises that actually supplements the stimulation the cerebellum portion of the brain isn't getting, because of the melatonin deficit. Essentially the scoliosis exercises are replacing the feedback the brain isn't getting in order to train the cerebellum and muscles to learn how to hold the spine in a straighter position automatically."
The group feels the Torso Trainer's™ ability to target the rotation pattern in the thoracic spine of scoliosis patients will have a significant ability to halt curve progression and even reverse the curvature in many cases.
Neurotransmitter testing and supplementation may help scoliosis patients increase and improve their neuro-muscular training time and ability as they engage in the specialized Scoliosis BootCamp™ exercise program.
For more information on scoliosis please contact: Dr. Clayton Stitzel at (717) 627-3009 or visit this web site www.treatingscoliosis.com.