Chiropractic Care for Managing Scoliosis
An abnormal curve of the spine, also known as scoliosis is often not well understood. While diagnosis is most common in childhood or early adolescence, it can also be diagnosed later in life. The biggest concerns with scoliosis are its effects on spine health and efficiency with daily activities (even breathing). Most often, bracing and surgery are the top recommendations for scoliosis when intervention is required.
When considering your options, it’s always best to start conservatively. Managing scoliosis and overall spine health is possible with the guidance of a chiropractor. Specifically, chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) are trained in science-supported and effective protocols for maximizing your spine alignment and overall quality of life.
Secondary Complications of Scoliosis
Thankfully, less than 10% of people suffering from scoliosis will need to undergo any type of invasive treatment such as surgery or injections. On the other end of the spectrum, many people live completely normal lives with mild curves and minimal treatment. Yet, if you have been diagnosed with scoliosis there is always a risk of progression of the curve, especially without any preventative treatment measures. If a curve, something that is measured by your doctor or chiropractor, gets continually worse it can result in one or more of the following symptoms:
- Spine degeneration- including the facet joints and discs
- Chronic low back or neck pain
- Migraines and headaches
- Faulty movement mechanics- which can cause chronic fatigue
- Inefficient breathing due to poor rib mechanics
- Pressure to the internal organs from poor positioning
- Poor mental health and/or self-esteem
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
What many people don’t realize is that there are tons of conservative treatment options for scoliosis, regardless of the size of your spine curvature. One of the top holistic options for spine health is chiropractic care. When under the care of a CBP care provider, you can expect to maximize the health of your nervous system and minimize any unnecessary secondary symptoms and suffering. Research consistently illustrates that chiropractic care can help manage pain symptoms and boost flexibility in the spine to better manage scoliosis. This often translates to a better quality of life and preventing a curve progression.
Common treatment options that will be offered at your chiropractic visits for scoliosis include the following:
- Modalities for reducing pain
- 3D bracing
- Scoliosis-specific core exercise
- Scoliosis education
- Spine adjustments to promote optimal alignment and nerve energy
- Lifestyle recommendations to enhance overall participation in daily activities
Improving Your Scoliosis Outlook
The biggest advantage of working with a CBP provider is that you get treatment for scoliosis while also boosting your overall health potential. This means less downtime and more time doing what you love. Plus, for moderate to severe cases, this might even help an individual avoid costly, invasive, and life-changing surgery. The entire team at Advanced Spine and Posture is CBP-certified and ready to help you address your scoliosis concerns. Schedule an appointment with us today.