Treating the Curve of Scoliosis with Chiropractic
By Donna Stark
I grew up in a very rural part of the country where the landscape was dotted with one farm after the next. It's the kind of place where cornfields and barns become part of the directions you would give to out-of-towners ... "At the end of the cornfield, turn left and then make a right when you come to the red barn." Every Sunday, my family would hop in the van and go for a "family drive," and although that may sound boring to some, to me it was my favorite part of the week. It was my favorite because the roads, which were full of hills, twists, and turns, would turn a normal car ride into a driving experience. I think in some way, most people who don't mind driving, love a road filled with a fair amount of gentle curves and twists every now and then. Curves can add interest, a twisty road (driven at a safe speed) can bring a car full of children to giggles, and both can turn a boring, straight drive into a few minutes of fun.
But there are some times when the straight option is definitely preferred in life. When twists and curves bring nothing but pain and discomfort, when you hear the word scoliosis and you suddenly realize that the health of your body is becoming significantly diminished, when giggles are few and far between. If you or a loved one is dealing with those extra twists and curves right now, it's a good time to head on in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic for help.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis occurs when the spine curves or twists to the side, resulting in significant changes to its structure and function. Scoliosis can also pull the rib cage out of position and strain the muscles of the back, causing much discomfort. More symptoms include:
- Low back pain
- Shooting pain in the legs
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
In addition to being an excellent option for the management and relief of pain caused by scoliosis, chiropractic care is also a great way to improve your overall health and wellness. Here are several of the benefits you can receive by establishing a regular routine of chiropractic visits at The Joint Chiropractic.
- Reduced joint restrictions
- Restored joint function
- Improved nervous system
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion, balance, coordination, and flexibility
- Increased mobility
- Avoidance of prescription drug use and invasive treatments
Quality of Life
Don't let those unwanted curves and twists interfere with your life journey. The earlier that scoliosis is treated, the better, so head on in to The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 425 locations nationwide, convenient weekend hours, and no appointment necessary, it couldn't be any easier to navigate those types of curves in your life.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.