Posted on 11-16-2017
Scoliosis is an atypical curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. While it is hard to visually detect, a person with scoliosis may have an uneven waist, hips, or shoulders. Scoliosis can develop in adulthood or, in rare cases, a person can be born with it. Most cases of scoliosis there is no indication of what caused the spinal curve. Moderate forms of scoliosis are cases of spinal curvature between 20 and 40 degrees. It is recommended for anyone in the moderate range to receive therapy to help the condition.
It is important to know that there is no cure for scoliosis, but it is treatable. So while you will have a curve in the spine for the rest of your life, chiropractic adjustments can help ease any discomfort you may experience. Seeing a chiropractor can improve your form, and increase joint mobility. These adjustments can lead to reduction in pain, and an increase in comfort. If scoliosis has left you embarrassed about your how you stand, a chiropractor can help to improve your posture. Not only will this benefit your spine, but it will make you feel better about your outward appearance. Even if there is nothing to permanently fix your scoliosis, seeing a chiropractor will have multiple benefits.
Degenerative adult scoliosis is another form of the affliction. This can happen as a result of aging and corrosion of the spine. These factors can make you more susceptible to a scoliotic curve. Degenerative scoliosis is of greater risk to those suffering with osteoporosis, especially women. This is diagnosed well beyond adolescence and more commonly only after there is discomfort present. This condition typically causes pain to radiate from the lower back. The curvature of the spine causes greater pressure on the nerves, and with time can cause numbness, weakness, and irritation in the lower extremities. In extreme cases loss of mobility and coordination can occur.
A chiropractor’s primary concentration is to manipulate the joints in order to provide relief. However with scoliosis the problem truly lies in the misalignment of the joints. Traditional chiropractic techniques can put additional pressure on the spinal joints, inflame the surrounding nerves and overall cause the scoliosis to deteriorate. An x-ray is the only capable way of knowing the severity of the curvature. After being diagnosed with scoliosis, a chiropractor can create a treatment plan that is designed specifically for you. They will provide assistance in repositioning the joints in the spine.
It is critical to receive treatment regularly as to not only improve the symptoms of scoliosis but to also keep them from worsening with time. The earlier scoliosis is diagnosed, the greater chance of improvement. If you believe you may be suffering from spinal curvature, it is important to get it checked out. At Pelphrey Chiropractic, we can help with your scoliosis. Our team of highly skilled professionals’ sole focus is on the wellbeing of our clients. We care about enhancing your quality of life, so there is no reason to endure the pain associated with scoliosis. Pelphrey Chiropractic is located in Lexington, KY and provides service to the surrounding area
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