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Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis typically begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses over time. Common symptoms include widespread pain throughout the spine, but a child might also complain about pain when exercising. Children are often checked by a PE teacher, so if your child’s school suggests that you make an appointment with a physician, it’s important to take it seriously. 

If the spine curves more than ten degrees to the right or left when a patient is facing the examiner, a diagnosis of scoliosis is made. Once the spine has advanced to more extreme stages of scoliosis, there can be severe health consequences. The good news is that if a bending of the spine is discovered early on, and chiropractic care from Glowaki Chiropractic is received, it can be prevented from advancing to a debilitating state.

How do you know if your child has Scoliosis?

Symptoms of Scoliosis

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Shoulders or hips look uneven

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The presence of a hump in the middle or upper back

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Decreased lung capacity which leads to shortness of breath

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Widespread back pain (Scoliosis typically effects the entire spine)

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Why do people get Scoliosis?

Common Causes of Scoliosis

It might start as the simple misalignment of a single vertebrae, but over time the body will begin to compensate, building musculature that will continue to pull the spine into lateral curves in order to ensure that the head remains level. Children who are inactive or exhibit postural issues are at higher risk of developing or exacerbating the disease, although the origin could be the result of some kind of trauma.

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Inactivity

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Postural issues

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Traumatic accidents

Although development of the disease is often aligned with the onset of puberty (during rapid spurts of growth), older patients suffering from degenerative disorders (osteoporosis) can also develop Scoliosis. It’s also important to note that people are not born with Scoliosis, but there is a genetic factor. Curvature of the spine happens with estrogen-related diseases that are carried by females, so Scoliosis occurs more often in female patients.

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Genetic factors

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Degenerative diseases (osteoporosis)

 How we help

Treatment for Scoliosis

Exercises

Movement is the best medicine for Scoliosis. Although it can be painful, movement and exercise will help rebalance muscles.

Back Brace

For more severe cases of Scoliosis, a back brace may be necessary to realign the curved spine.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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Align the Spine

The greatest benefit of chiropractic treatment is realigning the spine to its natural position.

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Reduce Pain

After rehabilitation and treatment is complete, the patient should be able to live a pain-free life.

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Enhance Quality of Life

Scoliosis can hold patients back from doing the things they enjoy. With proper care you can get back to your life.