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Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

By Donna Stark

I'm fairly confident that you haven't been living under a rock the majority of your life and that you know the spine consists of some of the most important bones in the body, right? These bones support the body's weight, they protect the spinal cord, and for most people, they keep us moving from one activity to the next. But for others, the spine can be the source of a number of challenges, and since June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, I thought it would be the right moment to bring up one of the most common spinal issues and how chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic can help.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis causes the spine to curve to one side and is actually more common than you might think. Anyone can get it but it generally develops more often in girls during childhood. The condition can range from mild to severe and in most cases, it will correct itself during growth. Some of the characteristics to look for are:

  • The head is slightly off center
  • The rib cage is not symmetrical
  • One hip is more prominent than the other
  • Clothes do not hang smoothly
  • The shoulders, or shoulder blades, are not lined up equally
  • The individual may lean to one side
  • The legs are an uneven length

Symptoms of Scoliosis

The symptoms that a person experiences will depend on how badly the spine is curved and may include:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Limited mobility
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Organ damage

Chiropractic Care for the Scoliosis Patient

The primary goal your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic when treating a patient with scoliosis is to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and maximize the functions of the body. Take a look at how chiropractic care can provide support and relief to those who have scoliosis.

  • Tracks the progression
  • Alleviates pain and discomfort
  • Reduces the excess stress placed on the body's joints
  • Restores joint function and mobility
  • Improves posture

Improved Quality of Life

It's important to understand that although scoliosis isn't "curable," it is treatable, and if you find the right approach to its management, you can significantly improve the quality of your life. That may mean you will need to change your thoughts from short-term care to long-term, but if you are committed to living well, there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to.

So come on in today! Routine chiropractic care can also address any other symptoms or issues you may be experiencing and can help improve your overall health and wellness. In fact, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are looking forward to speaking with you about your health and any concerns you may have, and with more than 450 locations nationwide, daily hours, and no appointment or referral needed, it's really too easy not to!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex. 

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