Managing Your Scoliosis Starts with a Chiropractic Evaluation
Living with scoliosis comes with a unique set of challenges. Even the slightest deviation from a normal spinal alignment can cause all types of health problems and biomechanical difficulties. For scoliosis patients, issues with everyday mobility and wellness are exacerbated.
Many scoliosis patients receive immediate attention for their condition as adolescents. They may go through bracing or even corrective surgery. Thanks to modern medicine, most of these individuals go on to live relatively normal lives with mitigated side effects. However, scoliosis management doesn’t stop after the brace comes off or the surgery incisions heal.
At ChiroSolutions Center, we preach the importance of ongoing management for scoliosis patients throughout Virginia Beach, VA.
Early intervention and corrective action for scoliosis can do a tremendous amount to correct the curvature of the spine. But the tendency of the spine to deviate from normal will always be there. Minor habits, overcompensation, or altered posture will weigh heavily on the spine. Identifying and correcting these tendencies early is key in maintaining proper alignment.
Scoliosis patients should keep a standing appointment with their chiropractor. This ensures consistent adjustments on a routine basis, while also helping to avoid regression in spinal alignment. We practice Chiropractic BioPhysics, which also means taking periodic x-rays to confirm a patient’s scoliosis management program is working.
For patients with persistent pain caused by scoliosis, management of that pain is important. No person should have to live in chronic pain!
Rather than turning to OTC medications or prescription drugs to mask the pain, scoliosis patients can turn to chiropractic as a holistic pain management solution. In many cases, this means reducing inflammation in key areas of the spine. In other situations, it may mean relieving a pinched nerve, slipped disc, or subluxation that’s become a source of chronic pain. Decompression therapies like traction are also common in alleviating pain.
Teaching management techniques
Perhaps the best reason to visit a chiropractor for scoliosis management is to learn at-home tips and techniques for living. Our chiropractors use CBP to customize different at-home regimens for scoliosis patients, including stretches, strengthening exercises, postural techniques, and more. Getting actionable advice from a chiropractor is much more practical than generic remedies found online. It ensures individualized treatment based on each patient’s unique condition.
Range of motion and strength testing
As part of every chiropractic evaluation and adjustment, the chiropractor will assess a patient’s range of motion and relative strength. This is key for scoliosis patients. Assessing these two variables provides chiropractors valuable insight for where the condition is hindering a patient and how they can be adjusted.
In identifying recurring problems with range of motion or strength, chiropractors can adjust a CBP plan and provide patients with new information about how to better manage their condition in everyday life. This encourages progression in managing scoliosis, rather than regression.
Managing the lifelong effects of scoliosis
There is no true cure for scoliosis. While bracing, surgery, and other corrective action can restore spine health to a high level, there’s always going to be lingering instability and misalignment to cope with.
The right management plan can make life with scoliosis easier, and it starts by consulting with a chiropractor. Visit ChiroSolutions Center today and let our Virginia Beach, VA experts help you develop a comprehensive plan for keeping your scoliosis under control. We’ll introduce you to a CBP plan tailored specifically for your condition.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.