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How Can Chiropractic Care Help Scoliosis Patients

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

The back is an important body part, and the spine supports the abdomen, chest, and neck. The brain is also connected to the body through the spinal column, which includes the legs and hips. Unfortunately, spine and back problems can affect a child, an elderly person, and everyone between. Scoliosis is a common disorder that people can get. Thankfully, a chiropractor may help in the treatment of this problem. However, you may be thinking about what scoliosis is and how a chiropractor can help treat this health condition. Read on to know more about scoliosis, and don't forget to visit a chiropractor when you're in need of it.


Scoliosis is a disorder that affects the spine's curvature. Scoliosis is characterized by the spine's abnormal lateral curving from side to side. It's not uncommon to find people with a spine curvature from front to back. The spine can endure more stress because of this little bend.

But having an abnormal lateral curvature is a big no. Having small lateral curvature may not likely create any issues, but a significant abnormal lateral curvature may cause a range of issues. For this reason, scoliosis should be diagnosed as soon as possible. It begins with recognizing the most prevalent indications and symptoms.

Scoliosis Symptoms

Scoliosis severity varies greatly between different persons. Some persons with scoliosis may have no symptoms, while others may experience major difficulties. Some common scoliosis symptoms are having back pain, people noticing their shoulder level to be different, and the disorder can lead to difficulty falling asleep at night. Another scoliosis symptom is the involvement of nerves where the patient experiences a shock or shooting-like pain throughout the limbs. People suffering from scoliosis may experience respiratory problems as the chest is compressed due to spinal curvature. People can also suffer from gastrointestinal problems as the GI tract is compressed due to the spine curvature.

Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

Many people who have scoliosis are informed that surgery is required to address the problem. This isn't always the case. Your chiropractor may assess the degree of joint restriction in the spine and perform chiropractic adjustments to gradually realign the afflicted vertebrae to their normal positions.

Even though some people may need numerous sessions to get recovered from scoliosis, a chiropractor may help someone recover without surgery. So, any scoliosis diagnosis should be discussed with a chiropractor quickly.

Scoliosis may worsen over time if it is not treated. Because of the spine's high abnormal curvature, people with scoliosis may develop gastrointestinal and respiratory problems in certain cases. So, it is recommended for everyone to see a chiropractor on a regular basis. Any scoliosis-related difficulties may then be detected and addressed.

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

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