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Can Scoliosis Be Corrected with Chiropractic Care in Brandon, FL?

can scoliosis be corrected with chiropractic care

If you have scoliosis or know someone who does, you're probably wondering, "Can scoliosis be corrected with chiropractic care?" The answer is, "It depends." The type of scoliosis determines the treatment's success. 

Keep reading to discover how Brandon Chiropractic, Brandon's back pain chiropractor, can help.

What Is Scoliosis

Scoliosis most often presents in adolescence. Doctors diagnose scoliosis from the patient's sideways spinal curve. While most cases of scoliosis are minor, in some patients, symptoms worsen with age. 

In severe cases, scoliosis can cause breathing issues. Signs of scoliosis include uneven shoulders, waist, hips, and shoulder blades.

There are several types of scoliosis.

Functional

Also known as "self-limiting," this form of scoliosis is benign. Chiropractors have a record of success in reversing this scoliosis.

Short Leg

When one leg is shorter, it causes functional, benign issues. Patients can address these issues without chiropractic help by wearing a higher heel or lift on one foot.

Postural

The squirmy, uneven posture of children (and some adults) frequently leads to a temporary curvature of the spine. As the person learns better posture, their symptoms should abate.

Acute Antalgic

Injuring a disk in your back often causes a person to lean away from the area of pain. This antalgic position leads to temporary scoliosis that resolves once the pain disappears.

Structural

Structural scoliosis is aggressive, persistent, and worsens quickly. Without early intervention, the problem becomes too severe to fix without surgery.

Adolescent Idiopathic

A tightening spinal cord in growing adolescents causes worsening curvature of the spine. The faster the teen grows, the more severe the curvature. Chiropractic treatment can't address the issue without additional medical support.

Neuromuscular

Disorders such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy often lead to moderate or severe cases of scoliosis. While chiropractic can help manage the pain from these disorders, it cannot correct the spine.

Congenital

When a child is born with scoliosis, it can grow more severe with age. Unfortunately, chiropractic treatment cannot straighten a congenitally curved spine.

Can Scoliosis Be Corrected with Chiropractic Care?

The success of scoliosis treatment depends both on the type of scoliosis and your provider's chiropractic approach. Even if your chiropractor can't correct the scoliosis, they can still help manage your pain.

Effective Treatments

Treatments effective for scoliosis include

  • Adjustments are a non-invasive way to guide the spine into place and manage pain.
  • Wearing a brace while awake provides support to physical therapists and other doctors treating adolescent spine curvature.

Damaging Treatments

Look for the following signs your chiropractor does more harm than good:

  • They promote chiropractic treatment as the cure-all solution.
  • They discourage you from using a brace.
  • They ignore complications.
  • They misuse X-rays, including taking too many images, attempting treatment without X-rays, or failing to properly shield you during the procedure.

Call Brandon Chiropractic Associates to Help with Scoliosis

Now you know the answer to "Can scoliosis be corrected with chiropractic care?" If you're looking for a treatment plan for your scoliosis, reach out to Brandon Chiropractic Associates. Our qualified doctors are waiting to help with everything from spinal stenosis to scoliosis. Contact us today! 

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