Chiropractors May Help Scoliosis

Cedar Park Chiropractors May Help Scoliosis

Scoliosis is one of those back problems that has the potential to cause a lot of pain and range of motion problems.  Roughly 5 to 7 million people in the U.S suffer with scoliosis.  Cedar Park Chiropractor Dr. Kyle Meers is well versed in treating this condition and providing relief to patients suffering with this problem.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis starts when the spine shifts to the side with a curve greater than 10 degrees.  For some people it is unknown as to why the problem starts and for some the problem starts because of a trauma or neurological problem.  There are also two different types of scoliosis.  The first is functional.  This type of scoliosis is related to posture.  It can also be caused by muscle spasms in the body or even a leg length difference.  This type can be helped through chiropractic care.

The second type is known as structural.  This type of scoliosis is hard to correct.  It occurs more commonly in girls and develops around the ages of 10 to 15.  It also has a genetic component to it.

 

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Symptoms of scoliosis include pain, loss of movement, reduction in breathing and heart function.  Roughly 8 out of 10 people have curves less than 20 degrees but these numbers can drastically increase within a short period of time if the patient is younger.  Scoliosis is usually diagnosed through physical evaluation and/or x-rays to determine the exact degree of problem.

Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis

The most effective treatment performed by Cedar Park Chiropractors is spinal manipulation.  Much of the problem with this condition is that bones become stuck and lose range of motion.  By adjusting the spine as well as prescribing therapy the patient can see excellent results.  Many patients get results within a few months even though the condition had been present for years.

 

At Cedar Park Spine & Injury our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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