Scoliosis is a curve in the spine that often causes pain and stiffness to those that live with it. It often presents as an idiopathic disease, which means no one knows the exact cause of the problem. It most often affects females and it can often begin early in childhood. It is a common enough problem that it is screened for in nearly every elementary school. If it is diagnosed early enough, it can be treated so that it does not get worse with age.
Scoliosis comes from a Greek word that simply means “curvature.” People who have scoliosis have spines that make a “C” or “S” shape within their backs.Their vertebrae often rotate and cause the spine to curve. There might even be a hump around the rib cage area as a result of that curving. If the curve angles anywhere over 60 degrees, it is more serious than others. The curve may also make areas like the shoulders or waist uneven.
Degenerative diseases that occur in the spine are often diagnosed as scoliosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to soften in people that are older and that softening can cause vertebrae to bend and shift into a new shape. Overall, if scoliosis is not treated with the proper avenues, it can lead to severe back pain, difficulty breathing, deformity, and many more severe issues.
Your chiropractor in Bozeman, MT at Pro Chiropractic can help you with your scoliosis issues and improve the condition on many different levels. First, your chiropractor will go over your lifestyle as well as your general health to help diagnose the issue at hand. You will also have to talk about symptoms you have felt as well as any injuries you might have had that have aggravated the problem. Additionally, your Bozeman Scoliosis Chiropractor will thoroughly review your recreational activities and your family’s medical history. Your Chiropractic Physician will likely order a few simple x-rays to determine how extensive the issue is within your spine.
In many cases, the normal chiropractic treatments like spinal manipulation, electric muscle stimulation, and Graston soft tissue therapy are effective relief treatments and can help alleviate some of the pain. Theses therapies combined with the correct application of spinal chiropractic biophysics and traction can help to alleviate the progression of the problem.
Your scoliosis chiropractor in Bozeman, MT at Pro Chiropractic can help you function on a more normal level and you might even feel your mobility and muscle strength have improved after a scoliosis care program with your chiropractor.
If you are curious as to what treatments the scoliosis chiropractors in Bozeman, MT might have in mind for you, visit Pro Chiropractic for a Scoliosis Spinal Health Consultation and devise a plan from there.
Jonathan M. Wilhelm DC, MS, CCEP, CCSP, CKTP