Scoliosis and Back Pain Chiropractic Treatment in West Bloomfield Township, MI

Scoliosis and Back Pain

Scoliosis, a condition that develops at a young age and in some goes undiagnosed until early to late adulthood. Scoliosis results in discomfort and back pain that worsen as the spine’s abnormal curvature progresses.

SpinePlus Chiropractic offers scoliosis chiropractic treatment for all ages and stages of scoliosis.

Scoliosis

Most commonly known as a condition that creates an unnatural curve in the spine, if not treated early scoliosis can lead to serious complications. The curve can go to either side of the body and range in severity from 10 to 50 degrees.

The exact cause of scoliosis can be hard to identify. For some, it is the result of poor posture like allowing the shoulders to fall forwards to sinking into the lower back. In adults, degenerative diseases like arthritis or degenerative disc can be the origin of your spine’s unnatural curvature.

Diagnosis

Most schools offer screening programs to children aged ten to twelve, to catch and treat this condition early. Diagnosis involves slowly bending over leading with the head. A specialized medical official observes the spine and looks for any unnatural curves.
Pain is not always present in the early stages of scoliosis. The most noticeable symptoms are typically visual. For example, one hip appears higher than the other, uneven shoulders, a protruding rib, or the lower back appears to have a hump.

Scoliosis and Back Pain Chiropractic Treatment

Complications

Without seeking scoliosis chiropractic treatment, your condition will worsen. The muscles overcompensating for the spine’s unnatural curve continue to tighten and weaken over time, causing the curvature to worsen.

A worsened curve can place pressure on the lungs resulting in trouble breathing.

Treatment of Scoliosis

Scoliosis chiropractic treatment can combat muscle imbalances with exercises to stretch and strengthen the affected muscles. Provided in combination with spinal adjustments, these exercises help correct the curvature caused by scoliosis.

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