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CARDIAC BACK ENDOCRINE SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL AND IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS AND THE VESTIBULAR OCULAR REFLEX
Scoliosis is a progressive S shaped bending or deformity of the spine.
If we consider that the contraction of the muscles move the bones and that the muscles get their instructions from the central nervous system. Each muscle involved in the muscle chain which is pulling the spine out of line is doing exactly what the nervous system is telling it what to do. The spine is the structure caught in the middle of two aberrant reflex systems and the spinal aberration is the result. The vertebral curves do not the cause of the condition therefore treatment to the spine will not have any effect on the underlying neurology of the condition causing idiopathic scoliosis.
There are four classifications of Scoliosis
The first three will have spinal deformity because the condition existed during one of the three growth stages.
CAUSES OF THE CONDITION OF IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS
Idiopathic Scoliosis at any age is always caused by some sort of trauma which effects the cerebella stretch reflex System which is the feedback system which monitors all muscle activity so that the muscles can reset their tone after activity. This trauma can occur in utero or during the birth process and beyond. As trauma occurs quickly the spindle cell reflex of the cerebella reflex is activated while the golgi tendon reflex is not. The muscle is therefore tonified and the reactive muscle system is then set in a gait position with one foot in front of the other, from which it cannot release. This disturbs the head and neck righting reflex systems (Labyrinthine-Ocular) as they react with the pelvic centering (Cloacal) reflex system. The muscles set in this gait position pull on the skeletal structures 24 hours a day and gradually bend the spine and distorts the rib cage.
The adolescent scoliosis condition is predominantly a female phenomenon. This condition occurs at Puberty when sexual maturity commences. It is mostly a female problem in this age group because the Cloacal reflex is primarily a sexual centering reflex which aligns with the menstrual cycle. In all animals the Cloacal reflex which coordinates the pelvic muscles to the trunk muscles to the leg muscles to coordinate the body activity in copulation is activated at the time of ovulation when the female is most fertile. In the early stages of puberty the cycle while becoming established is some what erratic. The neurological centering and the glandular activity rarely coincide and the neurology is disorganized. This allows these reflexes to be more easily disturbed allowing a scoliosis to occur.
An article in SPINE magazine notes the high incidence of learning difficulties in scoliosis. The article indicates that there is the same sort of neural disorganization which contributes to both conditions.
THE REACTIVE MUSCLE SYSTEM
All muscles work in a reactive and reciprocal program, front to back, side to side and top to bottom. The body does not fight itself in motion. When we take a step forward the leg and the opposite arm move forward. the anterior muscles of the leg, hip, arm and trunk contract to pull the leg and arm forward while the posterior muscles reflex to allow this activity to take place (facilitation and defacilitation)
THE GAIT REFLEX SYSTEM
The gait reflex system which allows us to walk, run, dance, work and to all perform all movements is controlled by a series of reflex systems starting with the Labyrinthine Ocular Head Righting Reflex system and Cloacal Pelvic Centering Reflex systems. The L.O.R is a subdivision of the Vestibular Ocular Reflex System. The activity of the V.O.R as it relates to the Cloacal system comprises the Vestibular Spinal Tract which is the master reflex system for us to be an erect animal and regulates or controls all muscle activity in posture and movement. If the neural reflex system is compromised the muscles get the “wrong signal ” and the body is put into the position of gait from which it cannot release.
All practitioners who attempt to deal with scoliosis try to somehow straighten the spine in one way or another whether it be with manipulation stimulation bracing or operation. The spine is not the problem but the reflex defects which allow or create the scoliosis, these are the control system for the muscles. Scoliosis is the result of a traumatic occurrence, the most common being a whiplash or head injury. These traumas cause a disturbance in the gait reflex systems. Each injury can create its own scoliosis. Depending on the number of injuries (accidents) the individual can have multiple scoliosis’s one on top of the other. They can be related to the night, in the dark or dusk or dawn or any number of circumstances of when the injuries occurred ( we live in the day, we live in the dark etc.). If the circumstances of the specific injury occurs then that is when the scoliosis can become active.
SOME SCOLIOSIS DEVELOP FASTER
The extent of the scoliosis and the rapidity of development depends on the extent of the gait deficit. If there is a large gait deficit the body will be more distorted than if there is a small gait deficit. Try this your self stand in a long step position with one foot extended at least two feet in front of the other and swing the opposite arm to accommodate the step. This position will precipitate a rapid development and large curvature while with a short step there is a slow development and small curvature. In the event that there is no spinal anomaly children can grow up and out of a scoliosis when the condition is caught early enough. The condition of Scoliosis is treatable in children and adults and with neural organization technique is effective in reducing the degree of the curve progressing. The old fashion way of bracing or surgical procedure is no longer a necessary option and NOT can determine this upon examination of the patient in an efficient and effective manner.
Dr.Carl A, Ferreri D.C. PhC (NYCC)