Upper Cervical Therapy
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Juvenile Scoliosis liable to Treatment

According to our assumption, upper cervical asymmetry is the functional cause of the ubiquitious scoliosis of the vertebral column. If the left hind diagstricus belly was dislocated and put in front of the upper cervicals, then the spinal column is working symmetrically  and tensions along both sides of the vertebral column become equalized. Functionally, scoliosis is eliminated by that therapy, however, physiologically and morphologically, a long rebuilding process is initiated. 

Written spontaneous expression after therapy: "The head feels free and one can move better. The back is straight and doesn't feel tilted any more while sitting."

We treated a female teenager (*1992) on 14.10.09 who had a scoliosis liable to treatment. 

14.10.09: Since four years scoliosis is conspicious, no complaints. First physiotherapy - no effect. Since two years going to specialized clinic: Scoliosis angle 19 degrees, left hip is higher, corset; last control half a year ago: 17 degrees. 

30.10.09: The back feels upright while sitting. Now she can wear the corset without complaints (doesn't press any more). Control in clinic: 17 degree scoliosis angle

The patient considered the therapy success with the following words: 

30.10.09: Before therapy I noticed that the back is tilted while sitting and then I had to correct it and after therapy, it was always upright. 

These declarations make clear that the scoliosis therapy (the corset) had become ineffective and doesn't fulfill its scaffolding function any more. The organism maintains itself upright by the fact that muscle tonus symmetry prevails along the back which had been induced by digastricus shifting. 

After an observation time of 11 months (1.10.2010) it was reported that the patient didn't suffer at all, that the corset was officially discontinued, and future appointments have been delayed for years, because the scoliosis development had obviously become inconspicious.

Radiographs of six adolescent women with different scoliosis morphologies each of 40 degrees Cobb (Reference: Wikipedia article in german). The common characteristic - morphological variety being dependent on the moment of onset of the increased scoliosis development - is the hypertonus of the righthand autochtonus spine muscles (a.o., Musculus iliocostalis lumborum et thoracis as well as the Musculus quadratus lumborum) and the hypotonus of the lefthand muscles respectively.

In most cases, women are concerned, because, due to the menorrhea cycle, they develop a lesser and changing muscle tonus, which could compensate upper cervical asymmetry. In men, a high continuous muscle tonus compensates fairly effectively upper cervical asymmetry. Thus, the height and the course of the general muscle tonus determines whether the wroughtness of the vertebral column becomes stronger or lesser.

In juvenile scoliosis, the greater the present growth reserve, the more grave the scoliosis development.

In my opinion, an aggravation of the regular upper cervical asymmetry must have ensued at
the onset of the scoliosis development at a tender age, which consequently leads to an increased tonus
asymmetry along the spine, for example, due to hormonal changes at the time of menarche.