Scoliosis exercises come in all shapes and sizes, but few are worth the time and effort for this complex spine condition. Many attempts to treat an "idiopathic" (cause unknown) condition can be a frustrating experience for both the patient and the doctor, and the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis is no exception.
Devices for artificially correcting the spine have been developed and used since the beginning of recorded history, and the first metal splint for scoliosis was developed in 1575. Scoliosis exercise has been able to reduce the growing number of scoliosis surgeries or change the natural course of the disease.
In practice, every accepted theory about the causes of idiopathic scoliosis is based on undiagnosed brain dysfunction or underdevelopment in the brainstem automatic postural control centers (and possible hormonal connections), meaning that the spinal cord itself is actually an external symptom. neurological disorders.
It suddenly becomes very clear and makes sense why traditional methods of treating scoliosis (scoliosis splinting and scoliosis union surgery) are so ineffective. One should treat scoliosis primarily as a neurological condition that has a major effect on the spine in the form of distortion.
Currently, the only known way to "turn on" or "retrain" the brain centers for automatic postural control is to artificially alter, through highly specialized scoliosis exercises, the locations where the brain perceives the main central masses of the body in relation to one another.
In a typical patient with scoliosis, the central mass of the head, pelvis, and chest is inconsistent and for some reason does not trigger the alarm bells in the brain's automatic posture control center, which tells the spine to correct itself.