Understanding scoliosis and how routine chiropractic care could help.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. While this may sound uncommon, scoliosis affects nearly 3 percent of the population, totalling at over 7 million people. For those 7 million, quality of life can be diminished, and participating in activities or sports can be limited due to pain, reduced respiratory function or diminished self-esteem.

Most scoliosis cases occur during the growth spurt just prior to puberty causing potential deformities. Other causes can include cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. To date, doctors do not know what causes scoliosis, although it appears to involve hereditary factors. While there is also no clear cure, there may be ways to provide relief and improve quality of life for scoliosis patients.

If you are looking for a Chiropractic clinic in Whitehorse that provides the best Chiropractic care to relieve pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis, then you have come to the right place. Our Chiropractor can create a scoliosis treatment plan tailored to your condition. Book your appointment today!

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Scoliosis?

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with scoliosis treatment that’s a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain.

Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a Chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by scoliosis. Our Chiropractic therapy also improves the patient’s posture and helps him/her live a more active lifestyle.

Below are some of the health benefits Chiropractic care and Chiropractic adjustments can provide to scoliosis patients:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased activity and lifestyle

To see if Chiropractic care is right for your condition, the Chiropractors at 867 Chiropractic will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our Chiropractic exam and consultation, your Doctor of Chiropractic may elect to co-treat your scoliosis with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians. You can go through the success stories of others to get an idea of how effective Chiropractic Treatment is. Also, if you are new to our website, don’t forget to explore our “Blog” section.

To find a local Chiropractor and to learn more about how Chiropractic care can help those suffering from scoliosis, contact or visit one of our Chiropractic offices today, to speak with a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. We also offer Chiropractic care for those seeking the most effective upper back pain treatment, migraine treatment, arthritis treatment, repetitive stress disorder treatment, ear infection treatment, and more.