The spine is one of the most important parts of the human body. It plays an important role in developing body structure.
Without it, your body won’t be able to stand or sit. People may think that the spine is completely a straight line but it isn’t true.
When viewing from the side, the spine forms an S-shaped structure and is divided into three natural curve parts: one at the neck called a cervical curve, one from upper to middle back called a thoracic curve, and one at the lower back called a lumbar curve.
However, the spine should be vertically straight from the neck to the lower back when viewing from the back and the front sides. If your spine curves to the left or the right, it means you have scoliosis.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition when your spine is not vertically straight from the neck to low back, creates a sideway C-shaped curve. In some situations, a curve can even become twisted and rotated. It causes the uneven in body structure such as one side of shoulder, waist, and hip is higher than the other side.
Scoliosis – is it dangerous?
Nobody knows exactly what causes scoliosis but it occurs mostly during the growth spurt before puberty, especially from the age of 10 to 12 years. Scoliosis is measured in degrees: if a curve is less than 20 degrees, it is in a mild condition; if a curve is between 25 and 40 degree, it is a moderate scoliosis; if a curve is more than 50 degrees, the scoliosis is considered as severe and may risk patient’s life.
A mild scoliosis case is not dangerous, and after times, the curve will correct itself without any treatment needed. On the other hand, a moderate to severe scoliosis is dangerous if left untreated, it might lead to other complications such as back pain, lung and heart damage, or appearance changes.
Treatments for moderate and severe scoliosis cases
When a curve is more than 25 degrees, treatment is recommended. Suitable treatment depends on genders, the severity of a curve, the position where a curve is, and bone maturity. Braces are usually considered for children whom have moderate scoliosis with their bones are still growing.
A brace will not reverse the condition, but it will certainly prevent the curve from getting worse. If you have a severe scoliosis, you might need a surgery. However, the most popular treatment that a lot of people have recommended lately is chiropractic.
Chiropractic is promised to help decrease the level of scoliosis and straighten your spine with superior benefits such as no injections, no medicines and limitations of surgical risks. This treatment is currently the safest and most effective solution and is recommended by many patients all over the world.
ChiroSolutions Center is the professional health care center with a wide range of services including chiropractic care, rehabilitation and adjustments. With a team of highly experienced experts leading by Dr. Coleman, who is an advanced certified Virginia Beach chiropractors in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP).
ChiroSolutions promises to give the best treatment that will eliminate patients’ problem permanently from the source. Please visit www.mychirosolutions.com to make an appointment online or call 757-271-0001 to schedule your free consultation.