If you have back pain due to scoliosis (curvature of the spine), the specialists at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab offer natural solutions. Our highly trained team provide chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy to relieve pain caused by scoliosis. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that could be painful or crippling when left untreated. At Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab, the expert chiropractic team offers holistic treatments to better align your spine and reduce the risk of further discomfort.
What are the symptoms of scoliosis?
The main symptoms associated with scoliosis include:
- Uneven waist
- Uneven shoulder blades
- Back or neck pain
- A visible curve in your spine
- Pronounced shoulder blade
- Pronounced side of your back with bending
- The side of your rib cage juts forward
Mild scoliosis may not cause any noticeable discomfort, but severe cases can lead to pain, back problems, or even breathing difficulty when left untreated.
What are the risk factors for scoliosis?
The cause of scoliosis isn’t entirely clear, but it appears to run in families. Muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, congenital disabilities that affect your spine, spinal cord abnormalities, or spinal injuries or infections could also increase your risk.
Girls are more likely than boys to develop crippling symptoms because of scoliosis. Signs and symptoms of the disease often begin during adolescence. When left untreated, a curvature of your spine can worsen over time.
How does my doctor diagnose scoliosis?
To diagnose scoliosis and its severity, the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab experts examine your spine while you stand up and bend forward. They also complete a physical exam and may recommend X-rays, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.
How is scoliosis treated?
The Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab team might suggest the following scoliosis treatments to relieve discomfort and better align your spine:
Wearing a brace may reduce further curvature of your spine to relieve scoliosis pain.
Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab providers use noninvasive chiropractic adjustments for improved spinal alignment, better posture, less pain, and better mobility.
A licensed massage therapist at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab manually manipulates soft tissues to relieve tension, stress, and ongoing scoliosis discomfort.
In severe cases of scoliosis, you may need surgery to improve the structure and function of your spine.
To get relief from scoliosis complications, call the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab office or schedule an appointment online today.