Scoliosis: Treatment, Symptoms, and Risk FactorsNovember 9, 2021
Scoliosis Treatment in AdultsNovember 9, 2021
Scoliosis is a painful and debilitating condition that afflicts millions of people, but there’s no known way to fix it. Imagine carrying around an extra tire in the middle of your back all day long. It really does feel like someone has strapped a giant weight belt around your midsection and tightened it so much that it pulls everything out of alignment. And while there are many conservative treatments for scoliosis available, many people only hear about surgeries (for those with severe cases of scoliosis).
Fortunately for people with scoliosis, our approach offers non-invasive solutions that address both structural and functional elements of this condition without requiring risky and costly surgical intervention.
Non Surgical Scoliosis Treatments You Should Know About
Many children have a slight curve in their spine. If your child’s curvature of the spine is less than 20 degrees, there isn’t usually anything that needs to be done right away unless it progresses beyond this point.
Your doctor will check on them regularly as they grow and make sure you know how much progress has been made so far with any treatments we recommend at each stage of development.
If the curvature gets more severe than what’s normal for an adult (when measured with X-rays), then additional surgery may become necessary if needed after puberty.
Specific Chiropractic Adjustments
When you come in for specific chiropractic adjustments for scoliosis, our trained chiropractors will use their hands or small instruments to apply controlled stress at spinal joints. The goal of this procedure is to improve motion and function throughout your body.
There are many specific exercises that can help those with scoliosis. Some of these include swimming, walking and running as well as these types of physical therapy sessions you will be able to increase strength. It relieves discomfort from any muscle knots while also increasing posture-related areas like arm mobility.
A chiropractor at N8 Family Chiropractic can work with you on specific postural training and exercise. This is important because it is important to retrain the soft tissues to react differently as you move through treatment.
What will happen if scoliosis is not treated?
Scoliosis is a condition that can lead to serious complications. If left untreated, it may worsen and have long-term physical effects on your spine including decreased lung capacity and heart problems.
The earlier you catch scoliosis, the better your chances are at preventing future permanent damage from occurring. Our program allows you to take an accurate measurement of how severe your curvature is so that you can seek treatment as soon as possible before it gets worse.
We hope that this article was helpful. If it provided you with insights or information on the topic, we would love to hear about your experience!
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