21 Mar What You Should Know About Scoliosis and Chiropractic Treatments
Do you suspect your child or teen has worsening scoliosis? If so, you’re not alone. Scoliosis commonly occurs during the early stages of development. Though it is not always noticeable, a few signs to be aware of are uneven shoulders, uneven hips, or excessive leaning. A combination of chiropractic remedies can resolve complications and provide long-term support.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity that creates a slight curvature. It commonly appears in minors between the ages of 10 and 12 years old. Because the cause of this condition is unknown, we understand your urgency to find the proper remedy. Unfortunately, we cannot correct structural spinal curves. They are permanent from a birth injury or medical conditions. Nonstructural curves are temporary, meaning there’s a chance to correct or treat the spine.
How Can Chiro Help?
Most people battling chronic pain associated with scoliosis turn to a chiropractor to treat the discomfort. With chiropractic care we hope our patients are provided with relief and see an improvement in their quality of life. Keep in mind that this is not a cure. Instead, it’ll prevent your symptoms from getting worse.
Spinal decompression and physical therapy are two of many scoliosis treatments often recommended to patients. Scoliosis causes the surrounding nerves lining the back to pinch the vertebrae. The pain can be so severe that it transmits to your arms and legs.
Decompressions offer gentle pressure to correct the curve, stretch and repair damaged vertebrae, whereas physical therapy is a complementary treatment that speeds up the recovery time. A skilled PT doctor can guide you through tailored exercises to practice at home. Each works to realign the spine, shoulders, and rib cage. If you’ve had a spinal infusion, routine chiropractic visits can significantly improve your health as well.