Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to one side or another. It can be uncomfortable, and in some cases, it can even cause pain and abnormal motion..
In general, this condition affects people between ages 11 and 30 but can also occur at any age. Once symptoms have set in, such as during pregnancy, there’s an increased risk for extreme cases due to hormonal changes which leads to some females developing kyphotic posture or “hunchback”.
Adult scoliosis occurs when there’s a sideways curve in one or more places along your spine, and this type of curved posture might be caused by stress from poor posture.
Scoliosis affects people in different ways. It can affect the neck (cervical), the chest, and upper back (thoracic) or it could just be limited to one area like your lower spine (lumbar).
The most common symptom is pain, which often manifests as a bulge on one’s back.
Less commonly experienced but still possible to occur are fatigue, height loss or decrease and fullness when there isn’t anything wrong with your stomach.
It can be diagnosed by X-rays, CT scans or MRIs and measured with techniques like the Cobb method all depending on severity level.
Most adults who are diagnosed with scoliosis do not need any treatment. However, if you have pain or other symptoms that may be related to your condition, you should talk to your doctor about what treatments might help. Surgery is usually not recommended for adults because it has a high rate of complications and the results are often less successful than surgery in younger people.
Non-surgical treatments may include:
These therapies work best when started early before curves progress too far into adulthood where they become harder to treat without invasive surgical procedures being needed first. So don’t wait until it’s too late! Your doctor will work closely with you to find out which treatment is best for you.
If you are an adult who has been diagnosed with scoliosis, it’s important to know your options for treatment and how each of them can affect the rest of your life.
You can consult those who are specifically trained to do so and can provide treatment for the actual spinal curve. A specialist will be able to use different methods and treatments for your specific condition, which can range from surgery all the way through physical rehabilitation if necessary with an adjustable brace or limited bed rest as part of it depending on severity levels.
N8 Family Chiropractic has the expertise and experience to help you with your scoliosis treatment in adults. Schedule a consultation today!