Scoliosis is a congenital (born with) or acquired condition that sees unnatural curvature of the spine. It starts as a minor bend in the spine that progressively worsens over time. The good news is that early detection and treatment may prevent serious health issues or the worsening of the scoliosis curve.
On this page we'll discuss: factors that contribute to scoliosis, what happens if scoliosis is left untreated and highlight how chiropractic may help you.
There are many factors that may contribute to scoliosis. These can include:
Scoliosis may pose a threat to health later in life if left untreated. It may cause a variety of health problems including back pain, nerve interference and physical deformation. A severe curve of the spine may place pressure on internal organs and impact their functioning. Severe cases of scoliosis may cause breathing problems and have been linked to reduced life expectancy.
It's advisable to consult your local chiropractor or health care practitioner if you have postural concerns or experience back pain.
A series of adjustments and mobilisations of both the pelvis and spine in many scoliosis cases aim to:
Depending on the severity of the scoliosis, manual therapy including chiropractic may prevent worsening of the curve and in some cases provide a degree of correction. If other problems exist that are caused by the scoliosis (sacroiliac dysfunction, nerve pinching, short leg, flat back), a variety of manual treatments can help.
If scoliosis is diagnosed early on, you may achieve a better chance of correction or preventing further degeneration. In some instances surgery may be recommended for patients with advanced scoliosis.
If you want to take action and would like a spinal check please call or email today. The team at Lyons Road Family Chiro are here to answer your questions and we
look forward to meeting with you.