Pediatric Scoliosis Treatment in New York City

Scoliosis does not originate in the spine, although it is a spinal condition. It is a condition that forms as a result of past unresolved emotions, negative experiences or even mild mental trauma experienced by a child or an adult (in cases of adult onset scoliosis) that becomes stored / stuck energetically in the body. This causes a negative cascading effect, the shortening of the natural lenght of certain groups of muscles which continuously exert pressure on the spine, pulling the spine out of midline (because muscles attach to bone through tendons). This muscular contraction happens because the integrity within the body’s energetic system, Chakras, Meridians or Biofield have been compromised from unresolved emotions, negative experiences or mental or physical trauma causing a physical muscular effect. The mechanism is explored on this Scoliosis page. 

“I am after Reversal of Scoliosis, not ineffective management of it.”

“I am after Scoliosis be Gone! not we have a 3* degree correction after 6 months of Schroth on a 45* degree curve, Yay!”   – Nonsense.

I want complete “Spontaneous Regression” of Scoliosis.

I want to know why a child born with a good healthy spine suddenly gets Scoliosis.

What is that cause???

The answer…… stuck, trapped, unresolved emotion experienced by that child.

The answer…… release that / those emotion(s).

– Dr. Alex Kaminsky

How The Nerve System, Cerebro-Spinal Fluid, Craniosacral Mechanism, Energetic System and Scoliosis are Connected

Causes of Scoliosis

The balance within the parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic nervous system maintains balance / homeostasis of  bodily function including the muscles. A disruption in this balance, in the case of scoliosis, effects specifically patterned groups of muscles. These muscles become tight and are in a constant state of hypertonicity (spasm) pulling the spine out of its balance / midline alignment.

Muscle Contraction causes Scoliosis

So what causes groups of muscle to become tight? Trauma or unresolved, unprocessed to resolution human emotion of certain types. AKA experience, or experiences from life that carry a certain negative energetic charge. Those emotions / experiences are stuck energetically in the body’s fascia and other tissues disrupting the function of the muscles controlling posture. As a result, there is a contraction / spasm in groups of muscles in a particular holding pattern that pull on a specific area of the spine.

Science has recently documented, the nervous system and the energetic system are intrinsically overlapping. When the energetic anatomy is disrupted, it effects the physical function and structures of the body. The energetic anatomy and physical anatomy is interrelated and are part of the same functional system called  the Craniosacral Mechanism, which controls and affects the musculoskeletal system.

Scoliosis natural treatment with craniosacral therapy and chiropractic

Craniosacral Mechanism is Structure and Function

The Autonomic Nervous System, among other components, is comprised of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) the driving force of the Craniosacral Mechanism. CSF is interrelated with Chakras, Meridian Points and Biofield and make up the energetic components, the energetic anatomy, the physical body is dependent on.

CSF flow is the mechanism, the energetic / hydraulic system of the physical human body. CSF is the energetic conductor of life force throughout the body and when nervous system conductivity is compromised for any length of time due to stuck emotional energies, muscle tone is effected. These groups of muscles then develop insidious shortening of its length, latent trigger points and spasm, and often without pain.

Altered subconscious shortened muscle length is the result, and constant pulling on the spine causes curving stemming from the origin and insertion points of the effected group of muscles. The body is stuck in a pattern of antagonistic and agonistic muscles all living in the same tightened state. This is why the curve(s) continues to increase for most people. Taking into consideration the need for the head to always maintain the most upright and level position, an “S” shaped scoliosis forms most commonly.

Cranial Mobility is Part of the Craniosacral Mechanism

The craniosacral mechanism is the pumping mechanism of CSF, it is the liquid flow throughout the physical confines of the head and spine and further dynamic energetic essence stemming from the flow of CSF throughout the whole body.

When there is a stuck energetic disruption there becomes a lack of proper CSF flow of essence. This, among other compromises, also effects specific bones in the cranium (head) causing them to lose mobility at the sutures inhibiting the functions of the craniosacral Mechanism.

Cranial mobility is one of the most important physiological functions of a living organism. This movement within the cranium, between the plates of bones, pumps fluid throughout the body which is produced in the choroid plexus of the brain, CSF. The cranium is part of the delicate system of the Craniosacral Mechanism. When this system is compromised in a particular pattern, muscles tighten and eventually scoliosis forms.

Importance of Cranial Mobility and Scoliosis Treatment

Regarding cranial mobility, Osteopathic Physician Dr. William G. Sutherland in the 1930’s discovered the natural movement that exists in the cranium between the plates of bones at the sutures. Some decades later Dr. Harold I. Magoon, also an Osteopath stated that, “spinal scoliosis and cranial scoliosis are inseparable”. Therefore, deviation from structural symmetry within the cranial bones effects a balanced flow of CSF.

In scoliosis, one very important fact to understand is that the spine, the vertebral column itself is a passive structure comprised of bone (vertebral body), disc and ligaments. It cannot bend or twist by itself. The muscles that attach to the vertebral column via tendons are one hundred percent responsible for controlling the movement and positioning of the spine.

Therefore, in achieving scoliosis reversal, it is important to have the body release stored trauma and stuck emotions, thereby untightening contracted / spasmodic groups of muscles, and to make sure that there is ample cranial mobility and ample CSF flow.

To learn more about the function of the body visit, How The Body Works on this site.

Baby Scoliosis

Infants diagnosed with scoliosis most commonly have a misaligned cranium as a result of the birthing process. All other information, reasons, medical explanations are incorrect, according to Dr. Kaminsky. Babies are not born with a scoliotic spine. It is a condition that’s caused during labor and delivery most of the time.

Pulling, twisting and compressing the baby’s head during delivery jams up the plates of delicate bones at the sutures causing a subluxation in the head and neck, which in turn causes a decreased flow of CSF, causing the spine to curve.

Careful evaluation and palpation of the head is necessary to validate this likelihood, and if confirmed that there is cranial sutural jamming or overlapping of the plates of bone, correction efforts must be made to address cranial unjamming and realignment. The spine will then straighten automatically.

What To Look For In Infantile Scoliosis

The tell – tell signs to look for is head and facial asymmetry.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is one ear sticking out more than the other?
  • Is the ear on one side higher than the other?
  • Is the forehead uneven?
  • Does the mouth look symmetrical?
  • Is the jaw uneven?
  • Does one side of the head look flatter than the other?
  • Does the baby’s head look uneven?

If the answer is yes to any of the questions above, and your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, he or she may have sutural jamming / overlapping that is causing the spine to curve, scoliosis.

Adult Onset Scoliosis

Adult onset scoliosis is a condition discovered in a mature adult. Scoliosis that forms in adults happens for the same reasons as in children. Emotional experiences / physical trauma recently felt that becomes energetically stuck in the body. Learn more about the human body and its function, Click Here.

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Why Choose Dr. Kaminsky for Scoliosis Treatment?

Dr. Kaminsky is very familiar with all approaches and recommendations conventionally and currently available for scoliosis management. Such as CLEAR, Schroth, all bracing systems and all surgical options including VBT.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky approaches scoliosis in the manner addressing the traumatic, emotional and cranial aspects needed to positively influence the spine. Utilizing methods necessary to bring forth complete scoliosis curve reversal.

Dr. Kaminsky has been studying, researching and working with scoliosis patients for many years. Schedule your appointment for a consultation to understand, learn more and determine if his treatment approach is the right one for your child.

Currently Dr. Kaminsky has been able to halt the progression of the curve in three children who have received care of 4 months, 6 months and one and a half years. Ages 11, 13, and 15.

Dr. Kaminsky is a chiropractic scoliosis specialist utilizing Craniosacral Therapy, Pranic Healing and other treatment methods with one goal in mind. Complete reversal of scoliosis.

Visit or schedule an appointment today and start your healing journey.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Dr. Kaminsky is a 1999 graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. He is licensed to practice in NY and has completed close to three thousand hours of professional continuing education since becoming licensed in March of 2000.

The primary approach used in his office is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) which is a method focusing on the cranium (head) and sacrum (a large bone at the base of the spine) scientifically proven to control life sustaining fluid flow throughout the body.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on manual therapy approach that brings about healing via the fluidity of the body. The existence of the Craniosacral System was first discovered by Osteopath Dr. William Sutherland in the early 1900’s, calling it Cranial Osteopathy.  And later rediscovered, validated, and developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late 70’s early 80’s, who renamed it Craniosacral Therapy after doing five years of research at the Michigan State University, School of Medicine. In 1983 Dr. John, as he was fondly called, established a teaching institute in Palm Beach, Florida, to teach this cranial sacral method to all healthcare providers. The Upledger Institute is still very active today.

The craniosacral mechanism pumps fluid which is produced in the brain, called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), through the fascial network of the body, the purpose of which is to lubricate joints, muscles, organs, all cells and all tissues. It is the driving life force for your body’s systems to function properly, CSF also carries healing properties to bodily traumas, injuries and past surgeries.

The proper function of your cranial sacral mechanism, via CSF flow, maintains the normal tone of your muscles, provide nutrients to your organs, and keeps you out of pain. It sustains human life and allows your nervous system to stay responsive to challenges of daily living and your mind-body life experiences. The better your craniosacral mechanism functions, the better the flow of this life sustaining fluid, the better your body can handle physical and emotional stress. The uninhibited flow of this fluid throughout your body allows you to thrive, opposite of survival mode.

CSF is part of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) brain and spinal cord), which is physically encapsulated within the dural membranes of the spine and head.

One of the functions inside of your brain is to automatically generate energetic rhythmic impulses that function to pump CSF throughout your body, regulating your peripheral nerves, nervous system and organ systems, which in turn, sustain your function (physiology) and life. It is an important force that maintains everything functioning in your body. This is what we call the Craniosacral System, or Craniosacral Mechanism. It is the hydraulic, energetic and rejuvenating system of your body.

This measurable life force of moving fluid is palpable to a trained craniosacral therapist, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rate, that can all be felt, so too can the Cranial Sacral Rhythm (CSR) be palpated and measured. It is the foundational diagnostic tool in real-time used to evaluate your current state of well-being (or lack thereof), and potential for health improvement and healing.

Compromises of your rhythmic impulse, correlates to CSF flow restrictions in the system which the body is unable to self-correct or overcome on its own. This is the reason why over time we develop pain, dis-ease, symptoms, conditions, mind-body disconnect and basically all human physical and psychological ailments.

When the fluid isn’t flowing optimally, your bodily rejuvenation is affected, and this is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body, most commonly on your head and sacrum, for diagnostic purposes, the practitioner can detect, feel, evaluate, and rate the SSQAR (strength, symmetry, quality, amplitude, rate) of the rhythm; then bring forth correction of any limitations with subsequent experienced hand placements on different parts the body during a session.

A craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm reset, restore and renew allowing for healing to take place of the mind-body connection, musculoskeletal tightness and spasms, neurological deficits, autoimmune issues, organ function, many common conditions, and of course pain. Through a practitioners properly focused and attuned touch, your body is facilitated to release channels of fluid stagnation and flow restriction, which ultimately breakthrough, overcome and improve CSR and the function of vital fluid flow.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky is an advanced practitioner of Craniosacral therapy, having studied up to advanced levels including SER and pediatric courses. He has built a solid foundation with many years of experience, treating babies, children and adults.

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