Treating Scoliosis With Chiropractic Care
While scoliosis has a reputation for being an ailment exclusive to elementary school, many people diagnosed with the condition will feel its effects for the rest of their lives. Patients with scoliosis can experience painful or uncomfortable symptoms that may lead to reduced levels of mobility and a lower quality of life. At Summerside & South Centre Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB, our professional chiropractic treatments can help you treat your scoliosis naturally.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis refers to an abnormal curvature of the spine. The disorder may manifest in patients with muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy, but can affect healthy people as well. It is typically diagnosed during adolescence, but many adults can be diagnosed later in life. The signs of scoliosis usually become more apparent as a child ages, shifting a mild curve of the spine into a severe impairment. The symptoms of scoliosis include protruding ribs, back pain, and imbalanced hips or shoulders.Without proper treatment, the effects of scoliosis will only become more exacerbated as time goes on.
How does chiropractic help treat scoliosis?
While chiropractic care cannot completely straighten a curved spine, patients with scoliosis have found a noticeable improvement in the positioning of their spine, their pain levels, and their overall functionality. Your chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination to determine the best course of action for your needs. They will then make a series of gentle adjustments that help the spine regain its proper shape and reduce the amount of pressure on your discs.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for scoliosis?
There are many advantages when it comes to chiropractic treatments. Standard remedies for scoliosis, like back braces and pain-relieving drugs, can only stop the problem from getting worse or only target your symptoms. Surgery can help correct severe cases of scoliosis, but they are typically invasive and require lengthy downtime. Chiropractic care, however, is drug free and non-invasive. Most patients can resume their normal activities soon after their first session.
Schedule an Appointment
Treat your scoliosis naturally and improve your quality of life with our professional chiropractic treatments at Summerside and South Centre Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB. For more information on our chiropractic services or to schedule an appointment, call our South Centre location at (780) 432-1400, our Summerside location at (780) 705-0991, or send us a message here.