Chiropractic Solutions for Scoliosis

scoliosis and proudScoliosis is characterized by a curve of the spine that can cause pain and stiffness. The occurrence of scoliosis is much more common in women and the first symptoms are typically seen in early childhood.  The condition affects less than two percent of the entire population. With early detection, treatment can be provided, limiting the effects over time.

Individuals who suffer from scoliosis will have a sideways curve of the spine, which will appear as an “S” or “C” shape. If the actual curved area of the spine is more than 60 degrees, the condition is considered serious.  The curve will create a hump near the afflicted person’s rib cage and made the shoulders or waist uneven. Unfortunately, simply adjusting the posture of a person with this disorder will not remedy the underlying problem.

Chiropractic Care Treatment Methods

With regular chiropractic care, the condition can be improved. The chiropractor will determine the patient’s overall health and take time to carefully examine the patient’s spine. A chiropractor can see how bad the problem is help with the treatment process.

Chiropractic care will not make scoliosis disappear however, it can make the problem better and even relieve some pain. Chiropractic care focuses on helping restore mobility to the spine, which can be helpful to those suffering from scoliosis.  Chiropractic care can offer non-invasive and effective treatment.  A doctor may be able to help the problem of scoliosis with the use of a brace.

Long-Term Care

Again, there are some chiropractic treatments that can reduce the pain for a short period of time; however, there is no cure for the disorder. Chiropractic treatments that strengthen and mobilize the muscles around the spine are the most common to be used.

Seeking chiropractic care for scoliosis is essential in reducing the pain and discomfort that is experienced by the patient. They offer professional services that can evaluate and diagnose the condition, as well as provide effective treatment methods that can reduce the pain experienced and improve the person’s quality of life. Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician before starting new treatment or care.

 

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