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Management of Scoliosis

Management of Scoliosis

   I hate to tell you this, but some people don’t know what scoliosis is. If you haven’t checked your spine or your child’s spine, this should be a wake up call.

   Since this is so important, I’m going to explain scoliosis here so you can share this with someone you know… that might need to know about scoliosis and what can be done for it.

   Idiopathic scoliosis is defined as a ‘side-ways curvature’ of the spine greater than 10 degrees that has no known cause.

   That’s why they use the term idiopathic… which means “they don’t know what causes it.”

   Scoliosis goes way beyond back pain and can include:

  • psychological “distress,”
  • decreased respiratory function, which means “difficult breathing,”
  • changes in a person’s biomechanics and “movement,”
  • plus it can cause other “debilitating conditions.”

   Some people try things like physical therapy, self-care, back braces, and the worst… surgical intervention in severe cases. Why not try Chiropractic Care first? Chiropractic care can help scoliosis by removing as much stress to the spine as possible from the misalignments.

Why is this important?

   Misalignments in a person’s spine can affect the flow of information from their brain to their body about posture, and balance which can cause some of the distortion in a person’s spine.

   If you or someone you know has scoliosis, many times continued chiropractic care may help further reduce the curvature and alleviate other health issues by affecting the misalignments in the person’s spinal area.

   Does it work for children? It can help and if you know any children that have NOT been checked for scoliosis by this office, have them call me today. If you want to read about one case study on a 10 year old girl, here’s the information. Chung, J., & Salminen, B. (2011). Reduction in Scoliosis in a 10 Year Old Female Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, 2011(1), 23-30.

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