Thursday, July 29th, 2010
What can chiropractic do for scoliosis? In my opinion and experience, a lot. What do chiropractors do? They treat problems with the joints called subluxations. Most of the time these subluxations come about due to imbalances within the body creating abnormal stresses on the joints. I cannot think of another condition that places incredibly abnormal forces on the joints of the body like scoliosis. Eventually those stresses are going to lead to pain and discomfort. Enter the chiropractor. The abnormal stresses and imbalances created by scoliosis are what we treat everyday. I’m not claiming that chiropractic can cure scoliosis, but it can sure help alleviate many of the aches and pains that come along when dealing with scoliosis. With chiropractic someone with scoliosis could lead a life of reduced or even no pain. One could possibly go through the day without having to just “deal” with the pain.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Scoliosis affects 5 to 7 million people in the United States. Scoliosis can begin at any age, but most often develops in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15. Girls tend to be affected more than boys.
What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Normally, the spine should not curve to the side at all. The most common form of scoliosis is called “idiopathic scoliosis”, which means the cause is unknown. Many times scoliosis is first discovered when a parent or the child notices their shoulders are not even. One shoulder appears higher than the other. While this alone doesn’t mean you have scoliosis, it is a classic physical indication that scoliosis may be present. (more…)