Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine. It makes the spine curve sideways and typically begins in or is diagnosed in childhood. It can cause pain and discomfort, as well as decreased mobility of the spine. The most common causes of scoliosis are genetic factors and birth defects. However, other causes include injuries, infections, and tumors. In many cases, the exact cause might be unknown.
Common causes of scoliosis include:
Treatments for scoliosis vary depending on the severity of the curvature. Some people may not require chiropractic treatment, but therapies like bracing or surgery are typically recommended for individuals with more severe cases. Chiropractic care has been proven to reduce pain and improve function in individuals with scoliosis. It can be helpful in reducing symptoms associated with scoliosis because chiropractic treatments help manage muscular abnormalities that often occur along with scoliosis due to nerve irritation caused by the spinal curves themselves or other conditions involved with scoliosis. Chiropractic care can help restore movement and function to the spine, which can improve overall quality of life.
Chiropractors often use chiropractic adjustments as one type of treatment option to help improve the health of spine and muscles. Chiropractors can also recommend exercises that help straighten posture, which can reduce pain caused by scoliosis. Many chiropractors offer specific packages designed to treat patients suffering from scoliosis. Some chiropractors work closely with physical therapists to provide patients with comprehensive care plans that address both the physical and emotional effects of this condition. Typically, chiropractic care is recommended in conjunction with other treatments, such as bracing or surgery.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with scoliosis, it is important to speak with a chiropractor to see if chiropractic care may be able to help. Chiropractors are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the spine and nervous system, so they are ideally suited to help people with scoliosis. Schedule a consultation today with Alms Clinical Associates if you suspect you or your child might have scoliosis or for help with managing the symptoms of scoliosis.