Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. When viewed from the back, your spine should create a straight line from the back of your head to your pelvis. In scoliosis, the spine visibly curves to look like the letter “C” or “S,” depending on your particular type of scoliosis. This curvature of your spine can cause back pain, muscle aches and disability that can prevent you from enjoying life. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can ease the symptoms of scoliosis.
If you have scoliosis, you are not alone. Between 2 and 3 percent of people in the United States have scoliosis, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation, which means the condition affects about 7 million people. The condition affects both genders equally but females are eight times more likely to develop curvature severe enough to require treatment.
Scoliosis can have a profoundly negative effect on the quality of your life. The condition causes pain and limits your ability to move around. Severe cases of scoliosis can interfere with breathing. Even small curvatures of the spine can diminish your self-esteem.
There is no cure for scoliosis but chiropractic treatment can help relieve the symptoms and help you get moving again.
Chiropractor Discusses Chiropractic Treatments for Scoliosis
Our Eulo Chiropractic Center chiropractor provides safe and effective chiropractic treatment for scoliosis. These treatments focus on reducing pain and improving mobility. Scoliosis affects each patient differently, so your treatment plan may be different from the treatment plan for another person. Furthermore, scoliosis can grow worse in time, so you may need to upgrade your treatment plan every few months or years.
Treatments for scoliosis include:
- Health and wellness evaluation
- Pain management
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
Each chiropractic treatment for scoliosis works in a different way. A health and wellness evaluation helps our chiropractor develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient we see. Treatment depends largely on your age, how much more you are likely to grow if you are a young person, the degree and pattern of your spinal curvature and the type of scoliosis affecting your spine.
Chiropractic care includes a variety of pain management techniques to reduce discomfort and improve mobility. Regular health and wellness evaluations assess the effectiveness of pain management. Our chiropractor may adjust your chiropractic treatment plan according to your body’s response to treatment.
Chiropractic adjustments help to improve scoliosis curvature by keeping the bones of the spine in optimal position, despite curvature, to reduce pain and improve mobility. This reduces strain on the tendons, ligaments and muscles in your back.
Massage therapy treats muscles affected by curvature of your spine. If you have scoliosis, the muscles in your back must work harder to restore balance in your spine. Overworked muscles become fatigued and begin to spasm. Massage therapy melts spasms and relaxes muscles. It also loosens tight ligaments and tendons to make chiropractic adjustments easier.
For more information about chiropractic care for scoliosis, make an appointment with our chiropractor. We treat patients in the Washington Township area, Sewell, Turnersville, Williamstown, Blackwood, and Glassboro. New patients receive a free consultation by filling out the form on our website. Call 856-269-4567 today for relief from pain and immobility associated with scoliosis.