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Do you remember in elementary school when your gym teacher checked your back for scoliosis?
Unfortunately, gym teachers are not nearly as qualified as chiropractors. Chiropractors should be the first stop for anybody that believes they have scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of your spine over 15-20 degrees that can cause mild to severe symptoms as you age. Chiropractic is designed to correct misalignments in the spine to help keep your curvatures from getting worse as well as maintain the integrity of your discs and joints. If you don't do anything to manage your scoliosis, then it is very likely that it will continue to get worse. There are a variety of different chiropractic adjustments that we utilize to help correct misalignments in your spine and reduce symptoms you may be experiencing. The most devastating aspect to scoliosis is the tension that it places on the spinal cord which negatively affects the way your nervous system functions. If your nervous system is not functioning properly, then the organs, muscles, and tissues that the nerves control will start to dysfunction and develop symptoms as well. This is why there is a wide variety of symptoms that you can experience if you have scoliosis. Everything from back pain, to breathing issues, to heart issues are possible if the nerves going to these areas are negatively impacted by scoliosis. Since scoliosis is a condition that worsens overtime for most people, it is extremely important that you reach out today so we can start the healing process as soon as possible.
- Adolescent Scoliosis
- Uneven shoulders / head tilt
- Uneven hips / leaning
- Improper gain (unbalanced walking)
- Respiratory issues
- Cardiac dysfunctions
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
- Acid reflux
- Curved posture
Can a chiropractor
help with scoliosis?
Yes, chiropractors can help with scoliosis. Chiropractors often have great success helping patients with scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition where the spine develops curvatures that are often over 15-20 degrees from normal. Chiropractic is a modality that addresses this abnormality by adjusting the spine to prevent the curvature from getting worse as well as improve the curvature to a more neutral position. If you have scoliosis then please feel free to schedule your first appointment here
Can scoliosis be
Scoliosis can be corrected, but it truly depends on the case at hand. Like almost every condition, the sooner it is addressed and treated, the greater the chance of correction. Scoliosis is a condition that tends to get worse overtime if it is not addressed and neglected in everyday activities. That's why we not only address the scoliosis through adjustments, but we also provide valuable advice to ensure that certain daily activities do not make the condition worse. If you have scoliosis then please feel free to schedule your first appointment here
Is massage good for
scoliosis or should I see a chiropractor?
Massages can be great for scoliosis, especially when you consider the tight muscles that can start to fatigue over time. However, relying solely on massage for scoliosis can cause you to miss out on major benefits. Scoliosis often creates tight muscles due to compensations in your alignment. If the alignment is not corrected, then the muscles will continue to remain tight after the temporary relief from a massage. Chiropractic is designed to correct the misalignments so muscles can remain relaxed longer after a massage. If you have scoliosis and rely solely on massages for relief, then please feel free to schedule your first chiropractic appointment here to get long term relief.
How long does it
take to realign your spine?
The length of time required to realign your spine has a multitude of different factors to consider. Some of these factors include your age, the severity of the curve, the location of the curve, your daily habits, other modalities you participate in, etc. For the most part, chiropractic is designed to most importantly prevent your scoliosis from getting worse. This is extremely important because the medical approach is to "monitor your scoliosis until it gets bad enough to then recommend a back brace or surgery." Chiropractors would prefer to have a preventative approach and not just stand back waiting. Chiropractic care is designed to prevent your scoliosis from getting worse and improve the alignment of your spine. If you have scoliosis then please feel free to schedule your first appointment here
Can you get
adjusted after spine surgery?
Yes you can get adjusted after spine surgery. Obviously the area of the spine that is fused will not move during an adjustment, but the segments above or below need to remain moving, otherwise you can be looking at future degeneration and other complications. "Stuck" or fused joints may cause other joints to become "hypermobile" (move too much) to compensate for the fused joints. The key is to make sure these segments don't become so hypermobile that it leads to other complications. Chiropractors are trained to adjust your spine even if you've received spinal surgery to ensure your body continues to function and heal properly. If you have scoliosis then please feel free to schedule your first appointment here
How do you know if
you have scoliosis?
The best way to see if you have scoliosis is with an x-ray. If the x-ray shows that your spine is curving over 15-20 degrees, then you can be diagnosed with scoliosis. Another way to tell if you likely have scoliosis is if you have one shoulder or one hip that is much higher than the other (uneven hips and uneven shoulders). You may also experience "rib humping" which is when your ribs stick out more on one side than the other. You may also experience certain movements of your spine that are easier to do one way vs another way. These are all signs that you may have scoliosis and should be checked by a chiropractor immediately. If you believe you have scoliosis then please feel free to schedule your first appointment here
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