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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine, instead of being straight, has a curvature to the side. The curve can occur in any part of the spine, but is most commonly found in the mid-back region.

Symptoms may include:

  • Uneven shoulders or hips
  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • Uneven waist
  • Leaning to one side
  • Back Pain
  • Fatigue

 

Scoliosis can also lead to other health problems such as breathing difficulties, as well as decreased range of motion in the spine. The severity of the curve, as well as the location of the curve, will determine the potential for these complications.

Once diagnosed, treatment options for scoliosis may include:

  • Observation: for mild cases, we may recommend observation, with regular checkups to monitor the curve and ensure it isn’t getting worse.
  • Physical Therapy: This can include exercises to help strengthen the muscles in the back and improve posture.
  • Bracing: If the curve is between 25-40 degrees, we may recommend a brace to be worn to prevent the curve from getting worse.

 

We can use spinal adjustments and other manual techniques to improve the alignment of the spine and reduce pain. Regular maintenance care and exercise can also help to slow the progression of the curve.

It is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best treatment plan will be unique to each individual patient and will depend on factors such as severity of the curve, the location of the curve, and the patient’s age and overall health. If you struggle with scoliosis and want to find a fix, or have more questions, call us a set up a consultation.