Surprising Things To Know About Chiropractic For Scoliosis Treatment
Scoliosis causes abnormal curvature of the spine. Get the facts on scoliosis types and symptoms.Scoliosis treatment may involve exercises, surgery, physical therapy…Most children with scoliosis have mild curves and probably won’t need treatment with abrace or surgery.The goal of scoliosis treatment is to prevent the spinal curve from getting worse and to correct or stabilize a severe spinal curve. People suffering from scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — know that the condition can cause excruciating pain.The spine has a normal “S” curve to it that can be seen from the side. At the same time, the spine looks straight from the front and back. When scoliosis is present, the spine is curved sideways, and can cause uneven shoulders, waist or hips and a curve in the lower back.
Causes of scoliosis can be from age, injury, or disease. There are four main types of scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is present at birth. Degenerative Scoliosis results from injury, surgery, osteoporosis or disease. Idiopathic scoliosis, the most common type, is believed to be hereditary. Neuromuscular scoliosis is due to muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy.There is scoliosis treatment through chiropractic that can improve quality of life through pain relief and improved posture and function, without surgery. Chiropractic adjustments can also prevent the curvature of the spine from worsening and the spine from degenerating more. The improvements made through chiropractic can also help improve mood and mental state.
In fact, a study, the results of which were published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2011, showed that after chiropractic rehabilitation treatment, scoliosis patients noted improvements in pain, Cobb angle (the degree of the curvature of the spine), and disability immediately following treatment, as well as two years later.At your evaluation your chiropractor will conduct an assessment of your spine, including x-rays, to determine the degree of your curvature. Depending on the results, your chiropractor will prescribe an individualized treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments and possibly physical therapy and exercises to do at home.