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Can Chiropractic Help with Scoliosis?

Can Chiropractic Help with Scoliosis?

There are many people in the United States that have scoliosis. Scoliosis may be far more prevalent than you think. In fact, there is an estimate that there are seven million people in the US with the condition. Those who have scoliosis may or may not have pain, and it can lead to many health issues. Many are looking for treatment, which leads them to the question “can chiropractic help with scoliosis?”

What is Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a spine condition in which there is an unnatural curvature to the spinal column itself. It’s a major problem, as scoliosis can seriously diminish the quality of life of those who have it. Scoliosis can cause chronic back pain, pinched nerves, strained joints, and muscle spasms. It can even end up putting serious strain on your internal organs. Different conditions, such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy, can cause scoliosis, but it can also seemingly appear out of nowhere. Typically, scoliosis appears just before puberty via a massive growth spurt.

Can Chiropractic Straighten a Spine?

Many people’s first thought is straightening the spine to solve scoliosis. Advanced chiropractic treatment can help reduce or correct some curvatures.  Surgical spine straightening is typically only for patients who have a 50% curve or more, or patients who would have a medical emergency due to their scoliosis. In many cases, scoliosis is a symptom of a different disease, so it isn’t entirely curable. In fact, most people with scoliosis focus on treating their condition to prevent further curvature and relieve pain. Luckily, chiropractic can absolutely help with improving the quality of life for those who have a curve in their spine.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic is naturally holistic and aims at helping the whole body with proper musculoskeletal alignment. For those with scoliosis, chiropractic can come up with a drug-free, non-invasive plan that will address the many symptoms that come with scoliosis. Using spinal adjustments chiropractors can help relieve pain while also improving range of motion and flexibility. A chiropractor will also look at each individual patient with scoliosis and come up with a special plan that will do the most assistance to that specific individual. Between the amazing healing abilities of chiropractic and the knowledge of chiropractors themselves, any person who has scoliosis can massively gain from chiropractic correction.

Summary

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine unnaturally curves, causing many problems. For severe cases, chiropractic may not be able to immediately help as surgery may be the best option. However, in most cases, chiropractic can help relieve pain and let clients live a close to normal life.

We have seen up to a 23-degree change in curvature over the years.  Typically, in these cases, x-rays will be performed at the initial treatment and followed by another set 6 weeks later.

If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

 

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