For Seattle families who’ve recently had a member diagnosed with scoliosis, or if you’re concerned about a curved spine interfering with your overall health, you can count on the chiropractors at MindBody Med for a treatment plan that alleviates pain. The symptoms and signs of mild scoliosis may not be noticeable to anyone but a professional. If left untreated, a curve in the spine can cause a variety of symptoms to different parts of the body and can lead to chronic pain.
Signs & Symptoms Of Scoliosis
Depending on the severity, a curved spine is treatable with help from a chiropractor like the 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. Visible signs to look out for when assessing you or your family member may include:
- Unevenly Fitted Clothes
- Asymmetrical Shoulders
- Awkward Change In Gait
- Trouble Breathing
- Back & Neck Pain
What Causes A Curved Spine
Scoliosis can be caused by birth defects, genetics, and other pre-existing conditions, but for most, the cause is unknown. It often appears in children, more commonly during the growth spurts of the teen years. Girls are more likely than boys to develop this problem. 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.
Chiropractic Care For Spinal Curvature
A strange walking stride and awkward standing positions are more noticeable to the trained eye. A chiropractor who specializes in scoliosis treatment 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. Spinal manipulation may be part of your natural alternative treatment plan, 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 pain 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.