Approximately 7 million Americans suffer from scoliosis. Although the condition cannot be cured completely, it can be effectively managed with the help of a chiropractor. At Sunrise Chiropractic, we offer treatment for scoliosis. We use chiropractic care, which is a non-invasive and more natural treatment procedure. We aim to help you live a quality life, and free you from pain and other limitations caused by the condition.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis refers to the abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The condition is mostly diagnosed during childhood or early adolescence. Most cases are mild, but some worsen as a person grows. When this happens, a person is greatly affected and finds it hard to do even simple tasks. They may also experience chronic pain such as back pain that greatly interferes with their lives. Increased curvature can also cause other health problems such as reduced lung capacity and breathing difficulties.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Some of the common symptoms of scoliosis include:
- Uneven shoulders
- Rib cage higher on one side
- Uneven waist
- One shoulder blade appears more prominent than the other
- One hip appears higher than the other
Causes of Scoliosis
Health experts don't clearly understand the causes of the most common type of scoliosis. However, they associate it with hereditary factors since the disorder runs in families sometimes.
Causes of other less common types of scoliosis include:
- Neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
- Previous surgical procedures
- Infections or injuries of the spine
- Spinal cord abnormalities
- Birth defects that affect the development of the spine
Chiropractic Treatment For Scoliosis
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatment approaches for scoliosis. When a patient goes to a chiropractor in Tucson for treatment, they are first examined, to help the chiropractor understand the condition well. Chiropractors use physical assessment to examine a patient, and may also request x-rays and other imaging tests.
Next, chiropractors perform some adjustments to stretch out thinned areas in the spinal discs to improve flexibility and range of motion. Chiropractic care is also effective when it comes to scoliosis pain management. Many people prefer this treatment approach to other treatment methods such as surgery since it is non-invasive and holistic. The treatment is also drug-free, which eliminates the risk of developing undesirable side effects.
Seek Scoliosis Treatment From Sunrise Chiropractic, Tucson, AZ
If you have been diagnosed with scoliosis or have its symptoms, visit Sunrise Chiropractic in Tucson, AZ, for treatment. Our chiropractor will evaluate you and then come up with a tailor-made treatment plan that suits your needs. Although scoliosis cannot be healed fully, we can help reduce its effects, including chronic back pain, so you can live a quality life. Our chiropractor in Tucson is highly experienced and is ready to walk with you as you seek a long-lasting solution to scoliosis. Call us at (520) 733-1172 to learn more.