Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves sideways, forming an "S" or "C" shape. The exact cause of scoliosis is often unknown, but it can be due to genetic factors, congenital spinal malformations, or neuromuscular disorders. While it often begins as a mild curve, over time if left untreated, scoliosis curves can progressively worsen and lead to a wide range of health challenges. Scoliosis can affect people of all ages, but it is most commonly first diagnosed during adolescence when rapid growth occurs.
Symptoms of scoliosis may include:
Uneven shoulders, waist, or hips
Prominent shoulder blade or rib hump on one side
Fatigue or discomfort after prolonged sitting or standing
Difficulty breathing in severe cases
Chiropractic care can help manage scoliosis-related pain and discomfort by:
Restoring spinal mobility: Chiropractic adjustments can help increase the range of motion in the spine, making it easier to move and reducing discomfort.
Improving posture: Regular chiropractic adjustments can help correct postural imbalances caused by scoliosis, alleviating pain and preventing further spinal degeneration.
Reducing muscle tension: Chiropractic care can help relax tight muscles surrounding the spine, which often contributes to pain and discomfort.
Pain management: Chiropractic treatments can help manage pain by addressing the root cause of the issue, reducing the need for pain medications.
Providing tailored exercises and stretches: Your chiropractor will recommend specific exercises and stretches designed to help strengthen and support the spine, improving overall spinal health.
At Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health, we utilize various chiropractic techniques to provide effective relief for your scoliosis. Some of these techniques include:
Spinal Manipulation: Gentle, controlled forces are applied to the spine to help realign the vertebrae and improve spinal function.
Trigger Point Therapy: The application of direct pressure to tight muscle knots, which can help alleviate tension and reduce headache pain.
Soft Tissue Therapy: A combination of massage and stretching techniques designed to release tension in the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the spine.
At our chiropractic clinic in Mansfield, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals with scoliosis. Our personalized treatment plans aim to address the unique challenges of this condition and help you achieve a healthier, more comfortable life by helping to prevent or stop the progression of the disease. Contact Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health today to schedule a consultation and discover how chiropractic care can make a difference in your scoliosis journey.