What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, and is directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignment). One of the most common symptoms of scoliosis is chronic back pain, but an even more chronic situation is Loss of Function.
The most disturbing fact about the condition of scoliosis is that it can go undetected until symptoms begin to arise. Spinal damage or injury at any age can misaligne bones and shift the vertebrae off-center. The result is stress on the nervous system, muscle spasm, postural distortion and spinal decay.
Typically scoliosis is a condition that affects two age groups, adolescents and elderly. When scoliosis affects adolescents it is crucial that measures be taken to halt the progression of the condition. At ChiroMax Wellness Centers, our doctors are trained to detect and stop the progression of this condition so future health problems can be prevented.
When adults are faced with scoliosis the best treatment of choice is spinal adjustments to restore proper Function and physical therapy to strengthen the muscle tone of the back to stabilize the spinal column. The best treatment for a scoliosis condition is Prevention. Ask your chiropractic physician how they can help.
Nerves going to all parts of the body can be affected. Correcting the spine can alleviate stress, pain and discomfort, allowing the body to heal and function properly.
One of the main causes of joint dysfunction are mechanical causes.
Mechanical causes are referred to as micro or macro trauma. Micro trauma can also be called repetitive stress injury. Macro trauma refers to pain due to trauma to the body, such as a fall, a break, or a car crash. Both forms of mechanical causes of joint dysfunction can benefit immensely from chiropractic care.
How is scoliosis diagnosed?
In order to properly diagnose scoliosis, an x-ray is necessary to measure the amount of scoliosis. Any small or major bend or curve in the spine to the left or right is considered scoliosis.
Scoliosis can either be the result of:
- poor posture
ChiroMax Wellness Centers can help!
Treatment of scoliosis depends on the amount of curvature. In most cases, bracing or surgery are not necessary. The patient with scoliosis is given gentle chiropractic adjustments to take pressure off the spine where the curve is the greatest.
Additionally, specific exercises are given to the patient with scoliosis to strengthen the weak side of the spine, allowing the scoliosis to occur. The best news is that scoliosis in children (usually under 16 years of age) is typically reversible!
Scoliosis is usually acquired during the growing years. It is very important for a child with scoliosis to receive the proper checkups to monitor the scoliosis using orthopedic exams and x-rays. Chiropractic treatment can be very effective in decreasing pain and improving the overall motion of the spine.
At ChiroMax Wellness Centers we do more than just ease the pain. We help you understand your body. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your own body to improve the quality of your life in the long run. Our mission is to serve our patients in an environment of total caring for each patient as a unique individual.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic pain and discomfort in your back, please call us at:
(713) 691-8355 (I-45 Location) or
(713) 222-6374 (I-10 Location)
to schedule an appointment. At ChiroMax Wellness Centers We can help and offer you hope. We are dedicated to getting you out of pain and back to feeling good again. Most forms of insurance accepted.