Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition involving curvature of the spine, and we see it fairly frequently here at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood. Looking at the spine from the back, scoliosis occurs when there is curvature from side to side. In some cases, there can also be some twisting or rotating of the spine. Because the spine doesn't follow the normal curve as it should, it can create pressure points that cause pain and discomfort. Here's what you need to know about scoliosis and how chiropractic treatment can help.
In general, scoliosis first appears in adolescence, just before the onset of puberty. This is because most children go through a major growth spurt around this time, which can lead the bones to grow abnormally. While the condition can affect both boys and girls, female patients have a greater risk of it progressing and getting worse over time. This is especially true if the curve is located in the middle of the back (thoracic spine), rather than near the top (cervical spine) or bottom (lumbar spine).
In cases of mild curvature, there is generally no need for treatment. In fact, many patients don't even realize that they have the condition. More extreme curvature, on the other hand, may require surgery to correct, as abnormalities in the spine can create other complications, like compressing the lungs, making it difficult to breathe deeply. For children, many doctors prescribe braces to prevent the curvature from getting any worse. While braces cannot cure or correct scoliosis, they can stop it from progressing any further.
In adults, the spine may have settled into its current position, or it could continue to progress. If the condition is not extreme enough to warrant surgical correction, you do still have other options available to you to help you manage any symptoms. For starters, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve any pressure points that may be causing you pain. Your chiropractor can also prescribe exercises that can help to correct any muscular imbalances around your spine.
Address Your Scoliosis at Maryland Farms Chiropractic
Our Brentwood chiropractor has vast experience in helping patients with scoliosis and our team will be happy to help you as well. When you come to us for your initial consultation, your chiropractor will start by giving your spine a visual inspection and taking measurements. We'll also take x-rays of your spine to allow more detailed measurement. This way, we can start formulating a treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Call Now to Get Started with our Brentwood Chiropractor
We invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about our chiropractic services in Brentwood. Back pain from scoliosis is not something you should have to suffer with for your entire life, so make an appointment with us today to get the relief you deserve.