View Full Version : scoliosis, triggerpoints and subluxations

05-12-2011, 09:53 PM
HI Doc,

I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 10 I am now 34. I ahd a couple of bad falls doing high jump and hurdles At first it improved but after my latest z-rays it became worse. I have always even as a child struggled with triggerpoints and stiff muscles even though I am more flexible than the norm. I have been going to a Chiro for a few years now and for the last 2 months I have been going for intensive x2 a week adjustments for my vertebra subluxation (excuse the spelling). I have also been for a few remedial massages. I seem to have relief for a few days but then the pain and stiffness is all back, hectic headaches.

I was just wondering could the scoliosis and subluxation possibly be caused by the triggerpoints? HOw do I prevent the trigger points from forming? (if related)



PS. This is the firstime I ever heard that you even get a scoliosis surgion:)

Dr Scoliosis
16-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Thank you for your enquiry which is a very difficult one to answer. Clearly you need to see a scoliosis specialist and I refer you to our directory of accredited specialists (http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/scoliosis/scoliosis_specialists.html) on this website.

There is no evidence that chiropractic adjustments will correct a scoliosis as evidenced by information in peer-reviewed, front-line medical journals. It is only in a very late stage with severe curves that subluxation occurs with scoliosis and this is related to intervertebral disc degeneration as a secondary effect of the curvature. It would be unusual to see a significant degree of subluxation, as would be accepted by spinal specialists, in a patient under 40 years of age.

Trigger points is another very tricky question. It is generally accepted they are a reflex phenomenon and do not, in themselves, reflect serious pathology. There is no clear relationship between scoliosis and/or subluxation and so-called trigger points.

It does seem to the Dr Scoliosis on duty that you need some sound medical advice.

I trust this information is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis

16-12-2011, 10:00 PM
Thank you Doc. Strange that you mention reflex isues with regards to the trigger points. When the Chiro did my initial assesment she checked the knee elbow and shoulder reflexes with the hammer tap thingy. She was very surprised that I had absolutely no response...I have never really reacted and thought it as just another way of being normal.

I will contact a specialist in the new year.