A child’s scoliosis diagnosis would scare any parent. It can be easy for a parent to panic and start to wonder if their child will have to start wearing a bulky scoliosis brace or even meet with a surgeon. All kinds of thoughts can start running through a parent’s mind, but the most pressing of all is how can they make their child healthy. A common suggestion for treating scoliosis is through specific exercises. While this seems harmless enough, does it work?
Exercises for Scoliosis
About 4 in 5 people who are diagnosed with scoliosis have idiopathic scoliosis. This type of scoliosis occurs without incident. Researchers have found that this form of scoliosis does have a genetic component and is more prevalent in females than males. It is most often diagnosed during the adolescent stage of a child’s age. This is because it is easier to see a misalignment in a taller child when they favor one shoulder over another.
Conventional Scoliosis Treatments
Conventional treatments for scoliosis either involve visiting a surgeon or wearing big, cumbersome braces. More often than not, physicians prescribe a patient with scoliosis to wear a brace in an attempt to prevent the scoliosis from worsening. The hope is that by wearing the brace through adolescence, the spine will finish growing completely without worsening in condition. However, contrary to popular belief, a scoliosis brace does not aim to correct the abnormal curvature it simply seeks to mitigate the worst possible outcome. If the scoliosis brace fails to stop the curvature, surgery may be required. All types of spinal surgeries have a high risk and can result in permanent injuries and even paralysis due to the delicate structures in the spine.
It makes sense why parents should evaluate all options when attempting to combat scoliosis.
Physicians may prescribe certain exercises in an attempt to treat scoliosis. While this may seem like a harmless approach, it hardly does anything to solve the underlying issue. While exercises can make your child physically stronger by allowing them to better deal with the negative effects of scoliosis, they cannot by themselves realign your child’s spine.
If your child’s spine is not properly aligned when conducting the prescribed exercises, your child may actually be reinforcing the negative curvatures in the spine and make them harder to correct. This is why it is important to first treat the underlying cause of scoliosis before attempting to rehabilitate.
Thankfully, there is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat the underlying issues of scoliosis.
Treating Scoliosis with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of severe scoliosis are well-documented and painful. When attempting to treat 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 correcting scoliosis with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing children to avoid dangerous, painful surgeries and inconvenient braces.
Believe it or not, the treatment of 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 treat 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 in the correct manner. This results in a spine that can overcome the abnormal curvature of 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 scoliosis it is the proper growth of the vertebrae and spinal column. The symptoms of 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 scoliosis, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. Your child can overcome scoliosis, so start your child’s treatment today!