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Today, I want to delve into a topic that has garnered considerable interest in recent years – treating scoliosis with chiropractic care. Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine, and it can cause discomfort, pain, and postural issues. Many people are unaware of the potential benefits chiropractic care can offer in managing scoliosis. In this post, we will discuss how treating scoliosis with chiropractic care can help and how chiropractors can work with other health professionals to manage scoliosis.
Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, which can develop in various forms. It often appears in children, girls more than boys, but adults can also be affected. Common symptoms of scoliosis include back pain, uneven shoulders, difficulty breathing, reduced flexibility, and abnormal posture. Understanding the type and severity of scoliosis is crucial for effective treatment.
Treating scoliosis with chiropractic care: assessment, monitoring and treatment
So, how do we go about treating scoliosis with chiropractic care? First and foremost, chiropractors are experts in assessing your posture to determine if you have scoliosis. Furthermore, x-rays of your spine would likely be done to help determine the severity of your scoliosis. If you do have scoliosis, we would discuss how severe it is and how we would monitor and treat your condition. Ongoing monitoring is crucial in managing scoliosis. Treatment involves a tailored approach, utilizing specific techniques such as spinal adjustments and rehabilitation exercises. These methods target your misaligned spinal bones, to give you better mobility, pain relief, and potentially help correct your scoliosis. Our active approach empowers patients to take control of their spinal health.
Can treating scoliosis with chiropractic care straighten out your spinal curves?
Overall, the research so far is weak in regards to chiropractic adjustments changing scoliosis curves. (1) However, there are cases where the curves improve after chiropractor care. In fact, I have had two young patients where their spinal curves were corrected after chiropractic care. So although there isn’t strong evidence chiropractic can correct scoliosis, wouldn’t it be worth a try if you have scoliosis? At the very least, there’s a good chance chiropractic care would help relieve your pain associated with scoliosis, improve your mobility, and improve your breathing.
Chiropractic care in conjunction with other treatments
When treating scoliosis with chiropractic care, it’s important to emphasize a collaborative approach. We work hand in hand with physical therapists and other healthcare professionals. This teamwork ensures comprehensive care and better outcomes for our patients.
In closing, I want to emphasize that if you or a loved one is dealing with scoliosis, there is hope. Chiropractic care offers a holistic, proactive approach to managing this condition. By addressing the underlying issues and working collaboratively with other healthcare providers, we can pave the way to improved well-being and a higher quality of life. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified chiropractor to explore your options. Together, we can navigate the path to treating scoliosis with chiropractic care and achieving a healthier spine.
For more information on how chiropractic care could help you and your family read Edmonton chiropractor Dr. Dean Collins’ comprehensive guide to chiropractic care: Chiropractic Care for Everyone.
As well, for more information on how chiropractic care can benefit your children read: Chiropractic Care for Children.