It is not known what causes scoliosis in most cases, a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. But for a congenital scoliosis diagnosis, the origin of the sideways spine curvature is the result of anatomical deformities that occur while a baby is still developing in the womb. Different from other scoliosis treatments, which typically include cumbersome braces, congenital scoliosis is conventionally treated through a surgical procedure. It is not surprising that most parents are horrified at the thought of putting their loved one under the knife, however, there is another option that is safe and does not require surgery.
Identifying Congenital Scoliosis
Congenital scoliosis arises when the vertebrae of a developing baby in the womb does not grow correctly. The creation of the spine occurs very early during a pregnancy, in the first month or two after conception. Thankfully, congenital scoliosis is quite uncommon and is only diagnosed in about .0001 percent of all births. As other forms of scoliosis, it is more prevalent in females than males.
Congenital scoliosis can be broadly categorized as either a failure formation, segmentation, or a mix of the two.
In the case of a failure of formation, the bones in the spine are not completely developed. For a failure of segmentation, the spinal bones are not spaced correctly leading to vertebrae that cannot perform the proper range of motion. As has been mentioned, a combination of formation and segmentation failures can occur at the same time in different areas of the spine.
Like most forms of scoliosis, congenital scoliosis is most often diagnosed during an individual’s teenage years. This is because when a child is growing it can be easier to identify if they are unusually favoring one shoulder while they walk.
Conventional Congenital Scoliosis Treatments
Congenital Scoliosis is usually dealt with in the following manners:
- Wait to see if the condition causes pain and requires further treatment
- Bulky braces
- Medical procedures
If the abnormal curvature of the spine is not causing pain and is not at a dangerous angle, physicians may advise a wait and see approach. A brace is usually not advised for congenital braces since they have little effect on this specific type of scoliosis. Lastly, a medical procedure can be costly and have permanent side effects that can even leave child permanently paralyzed.
Thankfully, there is a safe, natural, and effective alternative to congenital scoliosis that works.
Treat Congenital Scoliosis with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of congenital scoliosis are well-documented and painful. When attempting to treat the symptoms congenital scoliosis, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in relieving the pain of congenital scoliosis with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing children to avoid dangerous, painful surgeries and inconvenient braces.
Believe it or not, relief from scoliosis is an increasingly popular reason people go to see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing your child. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can relieve the painful symptoms of congenital scoliosis.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your child’s spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your child’s spinal muscles are able to better grow and strengthen. This results in a spine that can overcome the painful symptoms of congenital scoliosis and even restore normal growth.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your child’s body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of congenital scoliosis it is the neural pathway from the vertebrae to the brain. The symptoms of congenital scoliosis are simply your child’s body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to their spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your child’s congenital scoliosis, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. Relief for your child is possible, so start your child’s journey to relief today!