757 Long Point Rd suite c,

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

  • Mon-Thu 9a - 12p, 2p - 5:30p

Fri 9a - 12p, 1p - 3:30p

757 Long Point Rd Suite C,

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

  • Mon-Thu 9a-12p, 2p-5:30p

Fri 9a-12p, 1p-3:30p

SCOLIOSIS

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Can Chiropractic Care Be An Effective Treatment For My Scoliosis?

While There Is No Cure For Scoliosis, Chiropractic Care Can Be Vital To Providing Relief To People With The Condition

What Is Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. When viewed from the front, the spine should be straight.

Who Can Scoliosis Affect

Scoliosis can affect both children and adults. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. The most commonly found type of scoliosis is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin. Research however into the cause of scoliosis seems to suggest that there is often a genetic factor which affects the control of the growth of the spine. Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 11 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 10 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). Scoliosis can also occur in adults with no previous history, due to spinal degeneration and advancing age. This is called (De Novo scoliosis).

What Are The Effects Of Scoliosis

The effects of scoliosis include: poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. Sometimes ongoing progression can also be an issue. Often regularly prescribed treatments for the pain associated with adult scoliosis do not help. Fortunately new treatments such as the adult brace and intensive exercise rehabilitation offers these patients new hope.

TYPES OF SCOLIOSIS

Infantile

Infantile Scoliosis refers to scoliosis that occurs in children younger than 3 years old and the cause is idiopathic (unknown).

Juvenile

Juvenile Scoliosis defines the cases of scoliosis occurring in children between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. Juvenile Scoliosis accounts for between 12-20% of Pediatric cases.

Adolescent

Adolescent Scoliosis is the term to define when scoliosis appears in youths between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. Just like in most pediatric cases the cause of Adolescent Scoliosis is often unknown.

Adult

Adult Scoliosis refers to cases affecting people over 18 years old. It can be a continuation of Adolescent Scoliosis, caused bone and joint degeneration later in life, or by complications from previous surgeries.

Scoliosis Treatment Options

There is no cure for scoliosis. all treatment including medical treatments are aimed at managing the condition. Complementary treatment may play an important role in addressing the ongoing health needs of a patient with scoliosis

  • Observation

One traditional approach to scoliosis has been the “wait and see” method of observation. This often happens when a scoliosis is detected in a young child, but the curve is not large enough to recommend traditional treatments such as hard bracing or surgery.

  • Physical Therapy and Exercise

Specific scoliosis rehabilitation and exercise programs can play an important role in scoliosis treatment. The development of scoliosis specific programs offer new approaches to scoliosis treatment that are growing in evidence.

  • Scoliosis Bracing

Bracing has been used as an early intervention treatment for scoliosis for decades, There are many types of scoliosis braces ranging from soft dynamic braces, to rigid over-corrective braces.

  • Surgery

When required, surgery is an important and often be life changing procedure. Surgery is usually recommended when a scoliotic curve rapidly progresses to a point where it unbalances the spine.

Specialized Chiropractic Treatment

Our Chiropractors Are Certified In Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and Excel at Creating Custom Exercise Programs To Treat Your Scoliosis Specifically.

  • Chiropractic Biophysics technique for Scoliosis

Chiropractic BioPhysics Technique incorporates mirror-image® exercises, adjustments, and traction techniques to correct the spine and posture. For scoliosis cases, this can be very effective. This is most effective for lumbar curves and single curves. Often scoliosis patients have a leg length discrepancy (shorter leg) which exacerbates a scoliotic curve.

  • Corrective Exercise Program For Scoliosis

Corrective exercises custom to a scoliotic curvature (i.e. reverse/mirror-image) can be effective if practiced often enough. These types of exercises need to be done precisely in the opposite pattern as the curvature and therefore, require much practice and discipline in movement.

Our Patients Have Found Relief From Symptoms Of Scoliosis Through Our Specialized Chiropractic Treatment

  • Significantly Ease Pain
  • Improve Posture
  • Build Muscle Strength Around The Spinal Column

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