Thread: Massage beds
View Single Post
Old 23-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 187
Default Re: Massage beds

Thank you for your enquiry. There is no reason to consider that massage up and down the spine with rollers would improve (lessen) any form of adult or paediatric scoliosis. These products are sometimes very expensive. Before any outlay is considered there should be an enquiry as to how the improvement (decrease) in the scoliosis was measured. Suffice it to say the only reputable method is an x-ray before and after use.

On the other hand many patients with painful scoliosis in adult life find gentle massage helpful from time to time. It may lessen the pain somewhat but it will not lessen the actual degree of curvature. Why some patients' pain responds to massage and this does not occur in others with comparable curves cannot be explained.

I trust this comment is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis