Lateral Shift

  • In this episode: A lateral shift, sometimes called a lumbar list, is the presents of the torso shifted to the left or right relative to the hips. It can also be called an acute scoliosis and is most often due to a disk protrusion or herniation.

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Brief overview of the episode:

            A lateral shift is a visual shift in the spine to the left or right relative to the spine below. It is most common in the lumbar spine and is usually due to low back pain, a disk herniation or disk protrusion. Sometimes it can occur as a result of spondylolisthesis or scoliosis. A lateral shift can also be referred to as a lumbar list or an acute scoliosis.            

            In many cases a lateral shift is not painful. Or when a person has shifted their pain reduces. A lateral shift is not a diagnosis but it is a useful symptom when attempting to diagnosis.

            Most people will be able to reduce a lateral shift in a few days or weeks. However, the underlying cause (usually disk related) can continue to cause problems. More than 80% of people who experience a lateral shift will not need any significant medical follow up.

Other episodes you might enjoy:  

Spine Surgery Overview: Episode 80

Scoliosis: Episode 37

Low Back Pain: Episode14

 

Scoliosis: Episode 37

  • In this episode: We cover Scoliosis. Which has several varieties affecting people across the lifespan.

  • Chip Review: Albert Heijn Kronkels – Big ups to McKenna Homner for the hand delivery

  • Trivia question of the week: We forgot to ask it but it should have been – What is the highest grossing movie of the 80’s?

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Scoliosis is our topic today and we will be reviewing Albert Heijn Kronkels, compliments of McKenna Homner. Kronkels also known as Vockles. Yes, this is the store brand version. They are a little wider then the Vockle which is a tight spiral. Like a corkscrew. Yes, the Vockle is more like a Fritos Twist.
Scoliosis, there are a couple main types. We won’t be able to fully discuss all the kinds. The big diagnosis value is the Cobb Angle. The Cobb Angle measures the amount of curvature in the spine. Anything-greater than 10degrees is considered officially scoliosis. That could be functional which you could actively correct. Or postural which you could not actively correct.
When with physical therapy we see a secondary diagnosis of scoliosis that is typically a functional instead of structural. Commonly the functional type is 10ish degrees or at least milder.
One of the more commons ones is adolescent idiopathic. This is going to affect a small percentage. Less then 5% of kids going through their teenage years, the growth spurt years. These are individuals without any other cause for the curvature. So idiopathic means; without a cause.
The more significant forms are congenital, which is due typically to a birth defect and neuromuscular which is secondary to another issue; Muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy or some other kind of neurological disorder.
Scoliosis is either a “C” or “S” shape. This is named for the curve the spine assumes. If you look at someone’s back and the spine is not straight like and “I” but curves like a “C”. That would be a “C” scoliosis. If it has a double curve then it would be an “S” scoliosis.

Check out some of these related podcast topics:

 

Core/Abdominal Wall: Episode 35

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Episode 27

Low Back Pain: Episode14

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