Eulo Chiropractic Center Discusses Scoliosis
Scoliosis is one of three types of spinal curvature disorders that are most often thought of as a condition that entails a sideways curvature of the spine. This, however, is an overly simplistic definition of the disorder that does not take into account what is actually happening. Rather than curving, the spine of a person with scoliosis coils in a 3-dimensional rotating configuration that is usually shaped like “S” or “C” shapes. This rotation can cause changes in the way the shoulders look, and in the appearance of the hips and ribs. Dr. Christopher Eulo, of Eulo Chiropractic Center in Sewell, is an excellent chiropractor with experience in treating scoliosis.
People with scoliosis are often seen leaning toward one side of their bodies. They might also have uneven waistlines or hips, and uneven shoulder blades that display one blade higher than the other.
Most scoliosis cases are considered to be “idiopathic,” or have “no known cause.” When the spinal curvature is congenital, it is present at birth, although this rarely happens. A spinal cord injury can result in a paralytic curve that is surrounded by muscles that do not function. A similar condition is called a “myopathic deformity,” that causes atypical spinal curves usually attributable to conditions such as polio, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Secondary scoliosis is caused by conditions, such as osteoporosis, degeneration or osteomalacia.
Treatments for Scoliosis
Doctors approach scoliosis differently, depending on the patient's age, physical condition and the progression of the condition. If the curvature is newly diagnosed, one's doctor may want to enter into a course of observation to check the condition's progress every four to six months. Children and adolescents that are still growing are sometimes prescribed back braces for their scoliosis. This can help prevent the curvature from getting more severe. However, in those cases that are severe and that appear to be getting worse, some doctors opt to place their young patients in casts for as many as 3 years to help arrest the severity of the spinal curvature.
Chiropractic treatments can be used to help scoliosis patients improve their posture, strengthen weak muscles, and loosen tight muscles, thus relieving pain and discomfort. Treatments work by helping compensate for any mechanical deficiencies caused by the condition, and by helping patients achieve better physical balance.
Schedule an Appointment, Contact Eulo Chiropractic Center!
Dr. Christopher Eulo, of Eulo Chiropractic Center, has been an established, licensed chiropractor since 1993. If you are interested in consulting with him about chiropractic treatments for scoliosis, please call 856-269-4567 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. One of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you. We are conveniently located at 438 Ganttown Road, Suite A1, in Sewell and provide services for people living in the following areas: Sewell, Turnersville, Williamstown, Blackwood, Glassboro.