Can Chiropractors Help Severe Scoliosis? - N8 Family Chiropractic

Can Chiropractors Help Severe Scoliosis?

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Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, is a condition that many struggle with. Although many believe surgery may be the only answer, there are a variety of conservative treatments that may help. One conservative treatment option is chiropractic care.  Chiropractors commonly treat patients with scoliosis and can help patients to lead more normal, pain-free lives.

Scoliosis is a condition that affects millions of people, but many are unaware of the pain and health dangers it can cause. It can be mild or severe, but it’s typically not life-threatening. However, if left untreated, scoliosis can cause pain and discomfort in the back and neck as well as problems with breathing and heart function. It’s also one of the most common spinal conditions treated by chiropractors. Early detection is therefore so crucial. 

The good news is there are treatments available to help reduce pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis. Chiropractic care for scoliosis has been shown to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with scoliosis such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, fatigue and muscle spasms while improving flexibility and range of motion. 

A doctor who specializes in treating scoliosis will help reduce your curve over time through non-invasive treatments like manual adjustments using their hands or an instrument called an activator which delivers a small impulse into the joint being adjusted without any discomfort for the patient. This treatment helps restore proper movement to joints restricted by tight muscles or misaligned bones resulting from structural abnormalities like scoliosis. The goal is always to bring your body back into balance so that it functions well again.

Classes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis can be classified into several stages Рmild, moderate or severe.  These stages are based upon the degree of curvature of the scoliosis.  The curvature is typically measured using a technique called the Cobb angle.

Classifying a patient‚Äôs condition as mild, moderate, or severe helps us design the best treatment plan for them. Therefore, it is important to classify the patient’s scoliosis based on various characteristics of the condition and the patient such as:

  • Age¬†
  • Cause (if known)
  • Condition severity
  • Location of the curvature

As reported by WebMD, people who have mild forms of the condition typically experience only minor symptoms such as:

  • ¬†spinal misalignment or curve in their back.
  • ¬†uneven posture
  • ¬†clothing fitting unevenly
  • ¬†headaches
  • ¬†balance and coordination issues
  • a person walks

Occasionally, people don’t even realize they’re suffering until later in life when the effects become severe. You can consider chiropractic care if you are seeking alternative treatment options for yourself or your child who has been diagnosed with scoliosis.¬†

You deserve a healthy body without pain or discomfort caused by this condition. Let us help you find the best way to manage scoliosis once and for all. Our team is here to support you on your journey towards better health. We’ll be there every step of the way as we work together toward achieving your goals.

Call now for more information about how we can help treat scoliosis today or visit our website!

 

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References:

https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/treatment-for-scoliosis

https://www.acatoday.org/Search-Results?Search=scoliosis

https://www.srs.org/patients-and-families/additional-scoliosis-resources/scoliosis-awareness-month

https://www.cleveland.edu/blog-post/~post/what-do-chiropractors-dofor-scoliosis-20190613/