Scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. While the spine does have a natural S-curve to it already, any curve that is present when viewed from behind should be cause for worry. While in some instances the curvature associated with scoliosis may not progress and be harmless, at other times it can be severe and even life-threatening.
Forms of Scoliosis
The most common forms of scoliosis are:
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most prevalent type and has no known origin. It is most often diagnosed in adolescents and more often affects females than males. The congenital form of the condition is a result of abnormalities that occur to the child while still developing in the mother’s womb. Adult scoliosis, on the other hand, is often a comorbid condition that is related to other conditions that affect the back.
Diagnosing scoliosis while the curvature is not as severe is paramount towards its treatment. However, finding out if a child has scoliosis can be difficult.
A few of the common signs a child may be affected by scoliosis include:
- Abnormal tilt to one side of the body
- Awkward leans
- Misaligned shirts
- One pant leg appearing longer than the other
It doesn’t help that children often refuse to sit straight up as well. A common misconception of scoliosis is that pain is present in the early stages, though this is not usually the case. A child’s body is resilient and just because there isn’t any pain present does not mean there will not be pain lurking in the future.
Luckily, there is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat scoliosis and avoid having to deal with the complications that can result from ignoring the condition.
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!