Chiropractic Care For Scoliosis
Scoliosis is when the spine has an abnormal curve in a “S” or “C” shape. Scoliosis can cause chronic pain, weakness and numbness and progress with age. Chiropractic care can reduce pain and prevent further degradation. Although chiropractic care does not correct or reverse scoliosis it does help improve function and mobility of the joints.
Chiropractic care is a go-to treatment method for problems in the musculoskeletal system. Spinal adjustments and therapies performed by a chiropractor can increase comfort and improve posture by decreasing the pressure on nerves caused by a scoliotic curve. The type of the treatment will depend on the degree of the curve. Anything under 40 degrees will require an individualized treatment plan. If it is over 40 degrees, then surgery might be recommended to prevent damaging organs in the body.
Scoliosis patients who have a Harrington rod can still receive chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor will instead use minimal force method called the Activator Method.
During a chiropractic consultation for scoliosis be prepared to discuss family and health history and to take x-rays of your spine in order to form an individualized treatment plan.