Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the line formed along the vertebrae of the spine, instead of being straight has a shape of S or C. It is often detected in girls between 8 and 18 years, though it can occur at any age.
- In 70% of cases, the cause is unknown, also named as idiopathic scoliosis.
- 10% is congenital birth – malformation of a vertebra.
- In 20% it appears as an effect of neuromuscular problems – poor posture “scoliotic attitude.”
The parents on the alert may notice a higher shoulder or hip and clothing does not fit well. There may be backaches or leg pain and difficulty to have a correct posture that is overlooked as merely “growing pains.” If allowed to progress, scoliosis may be getting worse, deforms the spine and can affect vital organs, lungs, heart.
Traditional solutions for scoliosis:
So far, the classic orthopedic medicine holds to correct the curvature of the spine, resulting from scoliosis, corsets and exercises are needed. The results of this treatment have proven ineffective!
Physiotherapy, hospital intensive rehabilitation or associated training programs also seem few effective.
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And, as a last resort, traditional orthopedic surgery commitment with an operation that is to set the column with steel bars, to leave straight but still.
We must consider the aggressiveness of these methods, which force the body with the introduction of elements inside!
In addition to leaving the fixed column, these solutions greatly affect mentally children or teenagers, worsening their quality of life.
Who wants to, or can, spend 23 hours a day engaged in a corset, or with a steel bar in the back that prevents you from moving, play sports or participate in social activities?
Scoliosis causes both physical and emotional pain. Chiropractic care allows re-stabilize motion and correct position of the spine and relieves back pain associated with scoliosis. Making very precise adjustments in the area of the spine that is affected by scoliosis, chiropractic reduces pressure on the nerves and muscles.
At Denver Chiropractors Center, every Doctor has a complete training and knowledge of the spine and nerves also is eminently qualified to perform full tests back then do the treatment of scoliosis. We also offer a free information session.
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