Scoliosis is a very common spinal disorder that can cause pain throughout the body. But with prompt diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to prevent a case of scoliosis from becoming more severe and reduce discomfort. Florida Wellness Medical Group provides treatment for scoliosis from our team of trained medical professionals, including chiropractors.
Scoliosis: The Basics
Scoliosis is an irregular spine curvature, and it affects millions of people across the United States. People with scoliosis have a spine that curves sideways or in the shape of a letter S or C. Most cases of scoliosis don’t have a clear cause, and it’s generally diagnosed at a young age.
Unfortunately, scoliosis can cause significant pain and discomfort for those that it impacts. Scoliosis impacts the entire anatomy of the body and can cause back pain, leg pain, leg numbness, difficulty walking, trouble breathing due to reduced space in the chest, and various
other related symptoms.
Treatments for Scoliosis
The traditional treatment routes for scoliosis are bracing and surgery. Wearing a brace can help prevent the abnormal curve of the spine from increasing and is thus most successful in cases of scoliosis that have been detected early on and in patients that are still growing. Braces must be worn for at least 16 (and up to 23) hours per day.
Surgery is typically only recommended for people with extreme spine curvature. The surgical procedure performed for scoliosis is usually spinal fusion, in which the vertebrae are fused together to keep the spine straight and aligned.
Non-invasive treatment methods, such as chiropractic care, can help many people with scoliosis experience relief.
Scoliosis and Chiropractic Care
A trained chiropractor can identify scoliosis and help you get on the path to greater comfort. Pinched nerves may often result from scoliosis, as the irregular position of the spine can place pressure on the nerves. The nerves are one of the focuses of chiropractic care, and your chiropractor can implement various methods to reduce the strain on your nerves due to scoliosis. Manual spinal adjustments and strengthening exercises, for example, can help offset the symptoms of scoliosis.
Through non-invasive chiropractic treatments and strengthening exercises as recommended by your chiropractor, you can experience relief from scoliosis pain. Contact Florida Wellness Medical Group today to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic team. We’ll evaluate your unique needs to determine the best treatment options for your needs.