If you or someone in your family has scoliosis, you should know that you have options besides back surgery or pain medication. Scoliosis management at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora uses a natural approach, and treatment options for gradual spinal correction. For expert monitoring and relief from the pain of scoliosis, call the office in Glendora, California, to make an appointment today.
When you have scoliosis, your spine has a lateral curve or a bend to the left or right side. The most common type is thoracic scoliosis, which affects the upper spine. Lumbar scoliosis occurs in the lower back region. Most cases are mild, but severe scoliosis can be painful, limiting your ability to move or interfering with the function of your lungs.
Scoliosis is most often diagnosed in childhood, but it’s also detected for the first time when many people are already adults.
Sometimes, the cause of scoliosis isn’t clear. Risk factors include genetics, injury, and degenerative diseases, like cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. Girls are more likely to have the conditions, but boys can also have scoliosis.
You or your child may have scoliosis if you notice the following signs:
In moderate or severe cases, the spine may be twisted in addition to the curve, causing protruding ribs on one side of the body.
The experienced providers at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora use a multidisciplinary approach to manage scoliosis in children and adults without medication or surgery. Depending on your individual needs, your custom treatment plan may include: