Scoliosis can happen from a young age, in children, adolescence, young adults through to adulthood. While many people who have scoliosis suffer minor issues, and may not even be aware that they have the condition, scoliosis can worsen over time without treatment and lead to severe pain.
So, what is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and can range from a minor degree to an S-shaped curved spine, depending on individual cases. While the exact causes are unknown, it is more commonly seen in young teens in which sudden growth can impact the formation of the spine.
Common symptoms include uneven shoulders and waist, with one shoulder or hip higher and appearing more pronounced than the other. Signs can be subtle and many may not notice any symptoms until there is pain and discomfort. Usually, a physical examination and X-ray conducted will reveal whether the curvature of the spine is worsening.
How do you treat scoliosis?
Depending on the condition and the degree of curvature, there may not be treatment needed for those who have minor symptoms. For more severe cases, patients may require corrective back braces, physical therapy, and even spinal surgery.
However, the majority of scoliosis cases are mild to moderate, and proper chiropractic care can help with alleviating the symptoms and gently correcting the posture to prevent worsening.
How does chiropractic care help?
A Chiropractor can provide routine adjustments and exercises that help with overall spinal alignment and posture correction.
Misalignment due to scoliosis can lead to muscle strain as well as pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Chiropractic adjustments help to reduce the strain and allow for damaged muscles to better heal and thus decrease the pain and discomfort associated with the unnatural position of the spine.
This also allows for effective pain management, decreases inflammation, and improves the quality of life.
What are the other benefits of getting chiropractic care for scoliosis?
Chiropractic care is a safe and affordable method of providing relief from the symptoms and pain of scoliosis. Other benefits include:
- Overall health management with increased mobility and possible treatment of other conditions
- A non-invasive method of gently correcting posture to prevent worsening without the need for invasion surgery
- Natural, effective pain relief without the use of prescriptions and other medications which may cause unwanted side effects
Routine treatment with a Chiropractor is key to effective management of the condition. Here at Empowering Wellness, we are passionate about empowering you and your body’s ability to heal and function at its optimal state. Our Chiropractors and Kinesiology therapists at Chiropractic Clinic Burleigh have over 100 years of practice experience and are also trained in kinesiology, acupressure, and NET at Burleigh. We treat more than just pain and discomfort; we want to see you reach your maximum potential.
Contact us to book your chiropractic appointment today!