Electrical stimulation is a very effective method in the conservative treatment of scoliosis. What is the specific operation process and help of electrical stimulation? Let’s give you a brief introduction.
Most of the commonly used electrical stimuli are dual channel body surface electrical stimulators. The two groups of electrodes are respectively placed at specific positions on the body surface of the scoliosis side. The rectangular electric stimulation shock wave output by the two channels alternately makes the two groups of paravertebral muscles contract and relax alternately, so as to obtain continuous corrective force for the Scoliosis Spine, so as to prevent the aggravation of scoliosis. The better indications are idiopathic scoliosis and neuromuscular scoliosis with younger age and better flexibility below 40 °.
Specific treatment methods
The X-ray images of standing anterior and posterior spine were taken before positioning treatment. The top vertebrae of scoliosis and its connected ribs were found out according to the X-ray images. The intersection points a and B of this rib and the patient’s axillary posterior line and axillary midline were the reference center. The mark points were made on the axillary posterior line and axillary midline 5 ~ 6cm above and below the reference center. They were the positions of the electrode plates. The distance between the same group of electrode plates should not be less than 10cm.
The therapeutic purpose of electrical stimulation is to determine the effective intensity. Electrical stimulation needs to have sufficient intensity. Generally, the intensity of electrical stimulation is estimated by the following methods. When electrical stimulation muscle contraction, visually observe whether scoliosis is improved or straightened. Touch the spinous process of the child for movement during muscle contraction. Take pictures to observe whether the scoliosis angle decreases by more than 10 ° with and without electrical stimulation. If the above requirements are not met, the position of the electrode plate should be adjusted either forward or backward, or the spacing between the two electrode plates of the same group should be slightly increased to find the best stimulation point, and the current intensity will gradually increase to 60 ~ 70ma.