Our Glendora Chiropractor Diagnoses and Treats Scoliosis
Most commonly first diagnosed in children between the ages of 11 and 15, scoliosis can affect individuals at any age, leading to lifelong postural problems, spinal pain, discomfort, and depending on severity a shortened life span. At Chiropractic Health Care Center of Glendora, our Glendora chiropractor, Dr. John Hunt specialized in scoliosis care and correction and provides effective natural, non-invasive treatments to patients with scoliosis.
Learn About Scoliosis with our Chiropractor
Scoliosis refers to a condition in which a patient's spine displays a lateral curve, sometimes described as an "S" shape which can be observed while looking at the patient's back. A spine naturally and normally should have curves when viewed from the side, but a lateral curve should not be present. Scoliosis can be diagnosed in both children and adults. It is considered more serious in children, however, as the rapid growth rate of their bones can worsen the condition as they grow. The symptoms of scoliosis in both children and adults include:
- Poor Posture
- Humped Shoulders
- Muscle Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Heart and Lung Problems (in rare and extreme cases)
Early detection and treatment of scoliosis can prevent these symptoms from occurring. If left untreated, the condition can worsen over time, exacerbating any associated symptoms.
Early Detection of Scoliosis in Glendora
A quick five-point standing assessment and two-point forward-bend assessment allows our chiropractor to visually observe scoliosis in Glendora. For the five-point assessment, we will ask the patient to stand upright while our chiropractor inspects the patient's back for:
1. Asymmetrical Shoulders
2. One Prominent Shoulder Blade
3. A Visible Lateral Curve
4. Asymmetrical Waist
5. Asymmetrical Hips
These five observational points are all signs and effects of a spine which exhibits a lateral curve. In addition to the five-point check, our chiropractor will also evaluate the spine while the patient is bent forward. Patients with scoliosis will often exhibit a hump in the upper and lower back on opposite sides of the spine. For example, the right upper back and left lower back on either side of the spine will appear raised when the patient bends forward.
Pro-Active, Natural Treatment of Scoliosis in Glendora
In addition to chiropractic treatment and corrective exercises designed to strengthen the muscles supporting your spine, we are also proud to provide patients with scoliosis in Glendora the ScoliBrace, a one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge treatment proven to reverse the signs of scoliosis in adults and children alike. The super-corrective ScoliBrace gently and gradually moves the spine into a posture opposite of incorrect scoliosis. This straightens the spine, reducing symptoms and reducing the unbalanced appearance of scoliosis. We are still perfecting this program and will be available soon.
If you or your child suffers from scoliosis, or you suspect you might have scoliosis, we encourage you to contact our friendly staff at the Chiropractic Health Care Center of Glendora at (626) 963-3364 to schedule with Dr. Hunt to learn more about our scoliosis treatment.