If you have curvature of the spine and it is causing you pain, you should come to the Accident and Sports Injury Clinic and talk to us about scoliosis treatment in Roseville, CA.
What Is Scoliosis?
In a broad sense, it is a curvature of the spine. Many people say they have scoliosis when they only have a slight curve, but scoliosis is usually defined as a lateral or rotational curve greater than 20 degrees. Several studies have verified that chiropractors can treat scoliosis effectively with spinal adjustments (manipulation) in conjunction with soft tissue work and exercise.
Most of the studies show a 3 to 15-degree reduction in spinal curves following treatment that lasts between a few weeks to 24 months. 66% of the patients had some reduced pain, increased mobility and or reduction in the curve. All the usual medical treatments performed on patients fail to reduce the curvature, except for surgery, which is very invasive and has other risks and limitations. Before you elect to have surgery, consider less intrusive spinal adjustments. If you are hesitant to try manual therapies, then we can use an impulse tool to see if that does the trick.
What Causes Scoliosis?
For the most part, the causes are a mystery to the medical community, but it seems to be hereditary. That's the case for most common forms of scoliosis, but the rare forms have specific, known causes, like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, congenital disabilities, and traumatic injury.
Why Should I Get Scoliosis Treatment?
Most forms of scoliosis are mild, so the majority of people should only seek treatment if it is causing pain or discomfort. However, you may be at risk for complications, such as lung and heart damage, or dramatic changes to your appearance (posture). If you are having trouble breathing or if you feel your hips, ribs, shoulders, etc. are all shifting too much, get scoliosis treatment immediately.
Below are links to 2 studies that show a favorable response of patients with scoliosis to chiropractic care: