Scoliosis is a fairly common condition where the spine has an abnormal curve, which usually presents itself at birth or in the early years of a person’s life, but can show up at any age. This abnormal curve can present itself in a variety of ways. The lack of a proper spinal curve (when viewing the spine from the side) is considered a form of scoliosis, as is the twisting of the spine in any area along its length. However, the most typical form of scoliosis that we see involves curves from side to side occurring where the spine should otherwise be straight, which is called idiopathic scoliosis.
The truth is that most cases of scoliosis will get progressively worse if the condition is not managed correctly, but luckily, there are ways to prevent scoliosis from worsening and even ways to prevent it from occurring in the first place! Since improper spinal alignment is essentially the definition of scoliosis, seeking chiropractic care to optimize spinal health is a great way to prevent this condition. Because most cases of scoliosis occur in young adolescents, the earlier you can get your little ones under chiropractic care, the better, including right after birth! A chiropractor can keep a look out for signs of scoliosis in your family while under chiropractic care and can proactively adjust your whole family to encourage proper spinal alignment and optimal overall health, which is crucial when your children are growing.
Can A Chiropractor Fix Scoliosis?
For the most part, the answer is yes, a chiropractor can help the condition known as scoliosis. However, it’s important to remember that scoliosis doesn’t technically have a “cure,” as it is a condition that needs to be continually managed throughout one’s lifetime. With proper chiropractic care and regular adjustments, the abnormal curves in the spine can be improved upon, which can decrease pain and increase flexibility and even out the pressures being placed on different parts of the body. A skilled and licensed chiropractor can gently adjust the spine to decrease muscle tension and encourage proper spinal alignment to reduce the curvature causing scoliosis.
Bring Your Family to Chiropractic Family Wellness Center in Southern Maine
If you want to ensure the members of your family remain scoliosis-free, call us at our Scarborough, Maine office at (207) 883-5549 to make an appointment for a spinal scan. We can’t wait to help you and your family thrive!