Scoliosis

Scoliosis: Symptoms & Treatment

At West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic, we provide chiropractic treatment for Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal spinal curve of ten degrees or more. The curve can occur in different parts of the spine and may appear as a curvy spine, bent spine, or even S-shaped spine. The most common causes of this condition include birth defects, spine tumors, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and some genetic disorders, including Down syndrome and Marfan syndrome.

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Some visible signs indicate scoliosis, such as the following:

  • Waist, hips, or shoulders looking uneven
  • One shoulder blade looks bigger than the other one
  • A visible curve in the back

In addition to these visible signs, there are some other related symptoms:

  • Back stiffness
  • Low back pain
  • Numbness and pain in legs
  • Fatigue caused by muscle strain

Treatment Options

Scoliosis is typically managed using over-the-counter pain medications and observation. However, chiropractic care is an effective treatment alternative for those who would prefer to avoid pain medication and any related side effects. One of our chiropractors will likely prescribe core-strengthening exercises that are focused on strengthening the low back and abdomen and improving the flexibility of the spine.

Lifestyle changes can also benefit those who suffer from scoliosis. If you are a smoker, the doctor will recommend you quit because it has been proven that smoking can speed up the degenerative process.

Regular chiropractic treatment helps to increase joint mobility and the functions of the spine. Chiropractic care is used to allow the body to better manage symptoms caused by this spinal issue. In some cases of scoliosis, surgery may be necessary. It is the last option because of the high risk of complications. Surgery is usually suggested only if a patient is experiencing severe pain and his or her quality of life is affected.

West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic Can Improve Your Life

If you are suffering from scoliosis and you live in or around Omaha, NE, call West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic today at (402) 334-4700 to schedule an appointment. Our clinic has been serving the community for over twenty years by helping our patients to get rid of pain and discover new levels of  health and wellness. You do not have to live with daily pain and discomfort anymore. Call us today and speak with one of our specialists to learn more about our chiropractic care.