A scoliosis diagnosis doesn’t mean that you have to deal with chronic pain that will worsen over time. At Mindbody Med in Seattle, our staff can evaluate your curved spine and recommend the best course of action. We create scoliosis treatment plans for each individual to promote better spinal health and pain relief.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a lateral curvature in the spine that is 10 degrees or greater, classifying it as a spinal deformity commonly appearing as an S or C curve. Although in most cases, the cause is unknown, in some cases, it could be a result of degenerative disc disease.
What Causes Scoliosis?
Scoliosis can be caused by birth defects, genetics, and other preexisting conditions, but for most, the cause is unknown. It often appears in children, more commonly during growth spurts in teen years. Girls are more likely than boys to develop this problem and chiropractic care during these years is vital because this is a condition that won’t just go away as the child grows into adulthood.
Types Of Scoliosis
- Congenital Scoliosis – Caused by misshapen vertebrae.
- Idiopathic Scoliosis – The cause is still unknown and growth makes it worse.
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis – Attributed to underlying neuromuscular condition.
Early Warning Signs
Depending on the severity, a curved spine is treatable with help from a chiropractor like our specialists at MindBody Med. When caught and treated early, scoliosis can sometimes be reversed but requires due diligence to prevent further damage to your posture and health. There are some visible signs you should look out for when assessing you or your family member.
- Unevenly Fitted Clothes
- Asymmetrical Shoulders
- Awkward Change In Gait
- Trouble Breathing
- Back & Neck Pain
Early Treatment Can Reduce Symptoms
Symptoms and signs of mild scoliosis may not be noticeable to anyone but professionals. If left untreated, a curve in your spine can cause various symptoms in different parts of the body or lead to chronic pain.
- Pain Relief & Improved Mobility
- Massage Increases Blood Flow
- Early Therapy Can Stop Progression
- Diminished Risk For Children & Teens
- Reduced Spine Deformity & Curvature
Spotting A Curved Spine
Strange walking strides and awkward standing positions are more noticeable to the trained eye. Chiropractors who specialize in scoliosis treatment can assess the curvature of the spine with both visual and mobility tests. Surgical procedures may be best for severe cases.
Relieve Curving In Your Spine
Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain and reduce further curvature of your spine. We may recommend x-rays for a precise diagnosis and to rule out the possibility of other medical causes. Spinal manipulation may be part of your natural alternative treatment plan, depending on your needs.
Reduce Scoliosis Pain
You don’t have to live with severe pain from a curved spine with our scoliosis treatment plan. Contact Mindbody Med to schedule your appointment in our Seattle office. We will evaluate and create a treatment plan for your unique needs.