Scoliosis occurs when the spine curves sideways, which can happen in childhood during development. This condition can range from mild to severe and end up causing back problems that can impact your child’s day-to-day life. At Campion Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Sehorn, offer scoliosis treatment to help relieve symptoms and reduce the risk of having chronic discomfort occur.
The underlying cause of scoliosis isn’t fully understood, but this condition might have a genetic component. Scoliosis usually runs in families, which means that the risk of having it is higher for those with a family history of this condition. Other possible causes of scoliosis include birth defects that affect the spine, spinal injuries, spinal infections and neuro-muscular disorders. Scoliosis often occurs in children during their growth spurt before reaching puberty, although it can also develop in adulthood.
Those who have scoliosis might not have noticeable symptoms if they only have a mild curvature. In more serious cases of scoliosis, symptoms include an uneven appearance in the shoulders or waist, a shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other and a hip that is higher than the other one. Scoliosis can also cause discomfort that makes it harder to perform certain tasks or take part in some activities, such as athletic activities. In severe cases, scoliosis can cause damage to the lungs or heart, which occurs when the spine twists enough to affect the rib cage. Other complications can include chronic back problems.
Conventional treatment options for mild or moderate scoliosis include wearing a brace to stop the spine from continuing to curve. For those who have discomfort from scoliosis, chiropractic care can help. This type of care comes with fewer risks than surgery.
Chiropractic adjustments at Campion Chiropractic can help those with scoliosis. These adjustments to the spine must be done carefully in order to avoid putting additional pressure on it. Our chiropractors perform adjustments that can effectively ease back pain associated with scoliosis and improve posture, which helps reduce the chance of having ongoing back pain. Massage therapy and other forms of care can also help when they are used as part of an overall treatment plan for scoliosis.
If your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, please contact Campion Chiropractic to set up an appointment. Dr. Sehorn, offer spinal adjustments and other options that can help ease scoliosis symptoms and lower the risk of complications, call us at (979) 464-4400.