For Seattle families who’ve recently had a member diagnosed with scoliosis, or if you’re concerned of incorrect posture interfering with your overall health, you can count on the chiropractors at Mindbody Med for a full scoliosis treatment plan that alleviates the pain of a curved spine. The symptoms and signs of mild scoliosis may not be noticeable to anyone but a professional doctor or spinal specialist. If left untreated, a curve in the spine can cause a variety of symptoms to different parts of the body and can even lead to chronic pain.
Signs & Symptoms Of Scoliosis
Depending on the severity, a curved spine is treatable with a scoliosis chiropractor like the specialists at Mindbody Med. When caught and treated early scoliosis can be reversed but requires due diligence to prevent further damage to your posture and health. Visible signs to look out for when assessing if you or your family member has scoliosis may include:
- Unevenly Fitted Clothes
- Asymmetrical Shoulders
- Awkward Change In Gait
- Trouble Breathing
- Back & Neck Pain
What Causes Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be caused by birth defects, genetics, and other pre-existing conditions, but for most, the cause of scoliosis is often unknown. It often appears in children, more commonly during the growth spurts of the teen years. Girls are more likely than boys to develop scoliosis. So, chiropractic care and checkups during these years are particularly important because this is a condition that won’t just go away as the child grows into adulthood.
Assess How Clothes Fit
If you notice that the wrinkles in your clothes are diagonal or that your shirts ride up further on a particular side, that could be one of the visible signs of scoliosis. Other signs in clothing fit to look for include uneven long or mid-length sleeves and askew hems on the pant legs. The length of one of your legs may seem shorter than the other, which can correlate to poor posture on a daily basis.
Chiropractic Care For Scoliosis
A strange walking stride and awkward standing positions are more noticeable to the trained eye. A scoliosis chiropractor can assess the curvature of the spine with both visual and mobility tests. We may recommend x-rays for a precise diagnosis and to rule out the possibility of other medical causes. Then, spinal manipulation may be part of your natural alternative treatment plan for scoliosis, depending on your needs.
Scoliosis Treatment In Seattle
Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain and reduce further curvature to your spine. In the Seattle area, call Mindbody Med and experience the holistic approach to the aches associated with scoliosis. Schedule your appointment today. We look forward to helping you with a customized treatment plan that meets your individual chiropractic care needs.