Do You Suffer From Scoliosis?
Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses over time. A diagnosis of scoliosis is made when the spine curves more than ten degrees to the right or left. This bending occurs as a result of a misalignment of the vertebrae. This misalignment can occur because of postural issues, degenerative diseases, and traumatic accidents. In many cases, scoliosis starts as the body is going through rapid spurts of development especially in youth ages 10-12. Scoliosis is associated with back, neck, shoulder and buttocks pain. It can lead to re-occurring injuries and has been linked to sciatica. Once the spine has advanced to more extreme stages of scoliosis there can be severe health consequences such as diminished lung and heart capacity, painful menstruation and physical disability.
Thankfully, if the bending of the spine is discovered early on and Chiropractic care is received, it can be prevented from advancing to a debilitating state. A chiropractor will likely perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process. If you are looking for a safe, non-invasive approach to treating scoliosis, our doctors can work to reverse its effects and return your body to full health.