Scoliosis Chiropractic Treatment
Scoliosis is defined by some medical practitioners as a spinal deformity.
It often happens just prior to teenage years. Although specialists say that the causes are conditions like cerebral palsy, the real origin remains unknown.
The nervous system functions continuously through reflexes to ensure that the spine is in a straight line. Lateral curves develop sporadically.
This condition of scoliosis may also be accompanied by bows at the front or rear. Scoliosis is often described as a condition wherein the spine or back bone is bended to one side instead of becoming visible in a horizontal line.
Experts say that the most common form of scoliosis is called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis which takes place after the age of 10 and is seen more often in girls compared to boys.
But it is important to realize that scoliosis can crop up at any age, this is often referred to as idiopathic scoliosis.
The cause is not established in 80 percent of cases. The medical practitioner will look into other possible causes before diagnosing patients with idiopathic scoliosis.
Sources of Scoliosis
Scoliosis is classified into two categories.
One is known as non-structural Scoliosis, which is perceived as a normal spine with temporary or changing curves.
Some of the causes include differences in leg lengths, contractions in the legs and inflammatory conditions like swelling of the appendicitis.
Structural scoliosis is the other category, and is the type of spine curvature characterized by birth deficiencies and certain infections.
Other elements consist of spinal injuries, abnormal growth, connective tissue malady, and rheumatism.
Scoliosis Chiropractic Treatment and Other Alternatives
Young people with scoliosis experience slight curves. These do not merit the use of braces or surgical operations.
Kids with minor scoliosis need to go through checkups at least once every six months.
Scoliosis chiropractic treatment works to improve scoliosis curvatures.
Scoliosis patients can see and feel the difference compared to not having treatment.
A practitioner needs to check if there are major changes in the curvature of their spinal column and in more problematic cases may suggest the use of braces if the youngster’s bones are growing.
However, the brace will not cure the condition or reverse the arc. It will only prevent worsening of the curvature. Braces should not be worn and/or removed until advised by your medical professional.
Braces are typically removed when the child participates in sports or physical pursuits.
Once the disorder becomes too severe or acute, surgery may be the only solution to deal with the severity of the spinal malformation. An operation can prevent scoliosis from becoming worse. The common surgery technique is known as spinal fusion.
This calls for the surgeon connecting two or multiple bones in the vertebrae. This will mean that the bones cannot move separately. A bone-like object is inserted between the vertebral columns.
Rods made of metal will make sure that the spine is erect while old and new bones are joined together.
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort, scoliosis chiropractic treatment may be beneficial to your wellness regiment. Contact us today or call our office in Moon Township, Pennsylvania to schedule a free consult. At Vital Health Chiropractic we are here to help you!