Can Chiropractic Care Help with Scoliosis?
Updated: Sep 6
Do you suffer from scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine? If so, you are not alone. While scoliosis most often occurs in children ages 10 to 14, it can be diagnosed at any age. Scoliosis is a progressive disorder, meaning it usually only gets worse over time. Because of this, it is important to address signs and symptoms right away to manage scoliosis before it worsens. There are methods for managing scoliosis, including chiropractic care from a Franklin chiropractor. Because scoliosis affects the curvature of the spine, chiropractic is a great option for not only keeping it from getting worse, but also for improving scoliosis. Chiropractic care specifically focuses on the musculoskeletal system for improving spinal health, so it is the perfect solution for scoliosis. The earlier you can get ahead of the problem, the better chances you have of stopping the progression and improving related symptoms. Franklin pediatric chiropractic care is a great option for encouraging proper spinal alignments, and as an added benefit, improving overall health. Dr. Devan Arman at Unity Chiropractic would love to serve your family and help improve the lives of those with scoliosis.
Types of Scoliosis
There are several different types of scoliosis, but all types can affect your quality of life if not managed properly. Idiopathic scoliosis, or the curvature of the spine from side to side, is the most common form of scoliosis. Lack of a natural front-to-back spinal curve is also a form of scoliosis. The unnatural twisting of the spine in any way can be considered scoliosis as well. Other types of scoliosis can include congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, or degenerative scoliosis. Whatever type of scoliosis has impacted you, consider chiropractic care with Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic for options to manage and even improve your condition.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Scoliosis?
While scoliosis doesn’t technically have a “cure,” chiropractic care can go a long way in helping manage or even drastically improve symptoms long term. Wearing a back brace can help improve scoliosis some, but maybe not to the extent you hoped for. It can also cause adverse effects at times. Other options for correcting scoliosis can include invasive methods such as surgery. Before you turn to these alternative methods, be proactive about your health and consider chiropractic care at Unity Chiropractic. Spinal adjustments are a natural and safe method for removing misalignments and restoring proper spinal form. Chiropractic adjustments can decrease muscle tension as well as restore alignment. With regular adjustments, you can prevent progression and manage scoliosis, possibly without even having to rely on a back brace or surgical options!
Case Studies of Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
There are multiple case studies that show the link between chiropractic care and spinal health. One such case study looked at the overall effects of chiropractic care for adolescents with scoliosis. This study found that chiropractic care is an effective method with positive results both for short-term and for long-term progression. Another case study found that regular chiropractic care for scoliosis will not only reduce the curvature of the spine, but also the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. As the picture above shows, a child's spine before and after chiropractic care can be greatly impacted in a positive way.
Address both short-term and long-term effects of scoliosis with chiropractic care. Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic can help. Contact our office today to schedule a visit.
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Morningstar, M. “Outcomes for Adult Scoliosis Patients Receiving Chiropractic Rehabilitation: A 24-Month Retrospective Analysis.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2011 Sep; 10(3): 179-184. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3259989/.