Scoliosis Chiropractor in Waterford, MI
Scoliosis affects between six and nine million Americans each year and begins with a bend in the spine that worsens over time.
It’s diagnosed when the curve surpasses 10 percent to the right or left. It usually begins in youth and is more common in girls than boys. Chiropractic care can help ease the pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis.
But if left untreated, scoliosis can lead to recurring injuries, sciatica, diminished lung and heart capacity, complications with menstruation and physical disability.
What is Scoliosis?
A healthy spine should be vertical. Scoliosis is when the spine bends to either the left or write in either a C-shape or an S-shape. Doctors will diagnose scoliosis when the curve reaches 10 percent.
It can begin with a small bend caused by a misaligned vertebrae, but if that’s left untreated, the muscles will compensate by increasing in size around the bend, which further pulls the spine into curves.
A significant curve is scoliosis is considered to be 25 to 30 degrees, while severe scoliosis is when the spine curves more than 45 to 50 degrees.
What Causes Scoliosis?
The cause of more than 80 percent of scoliosis cases is unknown, although issues with posture, degenerative diseases, and traumatic accidents can be contributing factors. Aging can be a factor as some degenerative diseases can lead to scoliosis.
What are the Symptoms of Scoliosis?
Patients often report no back pain with scoliosis, so some other symptoms to look for are uneven shoulders, a rib or lower back hump when bending forward, and uneven hips.
How to Treat Scoliosis?
Your scoliosis chiropractor will use gentle, non-invasive adjustments to reverse the body’s compensation for a curved spine. Scoliosis treatment will improve the severity of the curve and help alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?