It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.
The formation of scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, can be attributed to hereditary, congenital, or neuromuscular conditions, and traumatic injuries. It’s an incurable condition that needs to be managed to prevent the worsening of symptoms.
Especially severe cases of scoliosis are marked by a twist in the spine measuring over 50 degrees, causing the rib cage to affect your lung and heart functions.
Scoliosis is typically detected in children as they experience a growth spurt during puberty. With consistent monitoring and treatment, the curvature can be minimized as the child enters adulthood.
Painful surgery and the wearing of unsightly braces are typically the end treatments for scoliosis. With a consistent schedule of chiropractic adjustments, a patient may experience an improvement in their spinal structure that allows the muscles to be retrained.
Stronger muscles and improved alignment through chiropractic may improve posture as well. Talk to our doctors about avoiding surgery and healing the natural way.