Symptoms of Scoliosis

AM/PM Mood swings
Female menstrual cycle problems
Headaches
Heartburn
A.D.D., A.D.H.D.
Thyroid T3, T4 problems
Low back pain
Asthma
Diverticulitis
On/Off diarrhea
Inner ear problems
Platelet pathology
Vertebrae disc degeneration
Evening exhaustion
Torso pain
Stomach digestive problems
Sciatic leg pain
Gall bladder problems
Depth perception
TMJ
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Costal/Rib pain
Food allergy

Scoliosis Patient Data
Clinical data compiled in a study of 500 patients with idiopathic scoliosis from around the country, and some from overseas, demonstrates how health maladies from which they suffer go beyond just their problem with curvature of the spine and touch upon all five body systems.

In the study patients were asked, aside from their scoliotic curvature what, if any, additional health conditions had been bothering them. Here are some of the more common maladies many shared.

Additional Health Conditions Detected By Patients
Mood swings
95%

Digestive problems
70%

Female patients having menstrual-cycle
disturbances
52%

Leg, hip and knee pain
45%

Back pain
45%

Shortness of breath
40%

Chronic fatigue
27%

Foot arch problems
25%




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Next, patients were given a variety of medical tests to determine what, if any, undetected health conditions they had in addition to their spinal curvature. These are some of the findings, categorized by the body system affected.

Additional Health Conditions Undetected By Patients
Osseous

Abnormal vertical vs. width growth rates
98%

Osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis
40%

Muscular

Abnormal levels of collagen fiber
deterioration
85%

TMJ problems
25%

Hormonal

Mineral toxicity (e.g., lead, mercury,
arsenic, cadmium, etc.)
92%

Aglycemic problems
80%

Thyroid abnormalities
35%

Heart palpitations
10%

Neurological

Righting reflex — brain-triggered muscle
signal overcompensation to maintain
a body’s balance under scoliotic
conditions
100%

Hand/eye coordination problem in judging
distance and speed of oncoming objects
(e.g., a ball, a bus, etc.)
72%


(Source: Clinical data on 500 idiopathic scoliosis patients was compiled from ten scoliosis care facilities in a five-year study directed by Art Copes, a patent-holding Orthotist and Ph.D. Patients were from around the country and some from overseas.)