How Chiropractic Treatment Helps Correct Scoliosis
The curvature of the spine, also known as scoliosis, is a condition that affects over 7 million people. Scoliosis causes the spine to look like an S instead of a straight line on an X-ray. Many cases can be corrected with gentle, but effective, chiropractic treatment. At West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, we can help you with correcting the curvature of the spine caused by scoliosis. No longer will you need to search for a chiropractor.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that causes unevenness in the body.
What Causes Scoliosis?
There is no known cause for most cases. The condition happens prior to a pre-pubescent growth spurt, but cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy can cause the spine to curve. Arthritis and osteoporosis can cause scoliosis due to deterioration in the vertebrae.
How Does Scoliosis Affect the Body?
A normal spine is straight with no deviation to either side. It supports the rest of the skeleton and gives joints and limbs the ability to fall evenly on either side. In contrast, a curved spine tilts the shoulders and hips, causing the limbs to fall and move unevenly.
Many people have a mild case of scoliosis and have little issue with movement. Over time, however, scoliosis can cause arthritis due to excess pressure on the joints.
Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a treatable condition using a back brace, surgery, or chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor seeks to bring the spine into alignment through gentle manipulation of the spine over time. Chiropractic treatment works because it approaches the condition holistically. That is, the chiropractor addresses the root cause of the spinal malformation, but also works on the surrounding structures to reduce stress and promote healing.
Contact Us for an Appointment to Discuss Your Needs
If you are looking for scoliosis treatment, call us at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE. Our team is trained in the latest therapy techniques to treat scoliosis and many other painful musculoskeletal conditions.