Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves unnaturally (to the left or right). It usually occurs during the growth spurt before puberty. Other common reasons for scoliosis include old age, congenital disabilities, and neuromuscular conditions.
It is estimated that around 2-3 percent of the country’s population or 6-9 million people have scoliosis. Most cases are mild, with fewer symptoms. Even mild scoliosis can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. People with scoliosis are unable to participate in activities and sports. Serious cases may require surgery.
Many people with scoliosis turn to chiropractic care as a safe alternative to traditional medicine. It is natural, drug-free, and non-invasive. Instead of just treating the symptoms, chiropractic care attacks the root cause of the problem.
A chiropractor is trained to apply a sudden force to individual spinal joints to relieve pain and improve mobility. Chiropractors deliver chiropractic adjustments to prevent joint restrictions and spinal misalignments from getting worse. This helps reduce inflammation and improve joint health and function.
Chiropractors in Santa Rosa use proven methods to treat scoliosis and reduce its symptoms. Here are some benefits that chiropractic care can provide to scoliosis patients:
- Better pain management
- Improved flexibility and range of motions
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved overall quality of life
Early detection and tracking are imperative for better pain management. This is especially important in adolescents as their bodies are still growing. There is a possibility that their scoliosis will become more aggressive during growth spurts.
A chiropractor in Santa Rosa can track the progression of scoliosis and can refer patients directly to the appropriate medical specialist who will create and execute a personalized treatment plan.
Chiropractic treatment can also alleviate different types of pain and treat conditions that may stem from scoliosis. Many scoliosis patients, for instance, report discomfort on one side of their hip. Their chiropractor can develop a chiropractic treatment plan to alleviate these symptoms and support full function of all affected joints.
Some tips for people who use chiropractic care for scoliosis:
- Talk to your chiropractor about your condition. Discuss prior treatments in detail.
- Determine whether your chiropractor has the resources to refer you to the appropriate medical specialist if you need specialized care.
- Follow your chiropractor’s instructions. Keep your appointments. Regular visits will allow your chiropractor to track the progression of scoliosis and determine whether your body is responding to treatment.
At Toth Chiropractic, we are committed to helping our patients break the cycle of chronic pain. Over the years, Dr. Douglass Toth has successfully helped many people in Santa Rosa with back pain get their health back on track. Whether you have a mild ache or have been struggling with chronic pain for years, he will create a personalized plan to help you reclaim good health. To discuss your case with Dr. Toth, call at (707) 526-1390.