Managing Scoliosis Holistically With Chiropractic Care
Scoliosis is a medical condition that affects many people all over the world.
In the United States alone, there are about 9 million people who suffer from scoliosis.
Most often, an abnormal curvature of the spine is diagnosed during adolescence.
The diagnosis can be conducted by either a chiropractor or an orthopedist who measures the curvature’s degree with imaging and physical examination.
The most common treatments for scoliosis are bracing or, in more severe cases, surgery.
Plus, there are also other holistic treatment options to consider that are less invasive.
If you would like to know more about how scoliosis can be managed with great results through chiropractic care, keep reading.
Categories of Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be classified into different categories depending on a variety of factors, such as the severity, the cause, and the flexibility of the curvature.
When it comes to the degree of severity, scoliosis is categorized into a mild (10-24 degrees), significant (25-49 degrees), or severe (from 50 degrees) curvature.
In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. However, it can also be caused by congenital birth defects or neurological disorders.
Lastly, when looking at flexibility of the spine, the curve can be described as permanently or temporarily fixed.
Symptoms Secondary to Scoliosis
The abnormal curvature of the spine can cause various health issues.
The most common symptoms associated with scoliosis include chronic pain (primarily in the neck and low back), headaches, respiratory problems secondary to poor rib mechanics, organ dysfunction (for example, digestive problems), fatigue, lack of energy, limited mobility, herniated discs, spine degeneration, and even self-esteem issues.
Address Scoliosis With Chiropractic Care
In most cases, scoliosis can be effectively addressed by chiropractic care regardless of the severity of the curvature. Surgery is reserved as a last ditch effort to preserve quality of life and spine stability.
Here are a few potential treatment options you may consider if you would like to manage scoliosis holistically:
- Pain management
- Special exercises for scoliosis
- Various lifestyle recommendations
The Benefits of Holistic Treatment Options
Chiropractic care has many benefits regarding the management of scoliosis compared to traditional methods, such as surgery, medications, and injections.
A chiropractor certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is an export in science-based spine alignment techniques that can help to eliminate the symptoms caused by spine misalignment.
The holistic treatment options can not only reduce pain but can also enhance the flexibility of the spine and prevent the progression of the curve.
Moreover, these methods improve your spine health in a non-invasive and sustainable way and reduce the risks of complications associated with more invasive options as well.
Consult a CBP Practitioner
Dr. Samantha Coleman at ChiroSolutions Center is a CBP certified practitioner in Virginia Beach, VA. She is dedicated to helping you feel in control of your scoliosis diagnosis.
Whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, she can help you navigate potential issues and prevent unnecessary progression. Get in touch with her clinic today.