WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS?
When your spine curves more than 10 degrees, it is classified as scoliosis. Chiropractors usually deal with idiopathic scoliosis, an unknown cause of curvature of the spine, but in twenty percent of incidents it is caused by neurological disease, trauma or tumors. Functional scoliosis results from different leg lengths or muscle spasms. Postural techniques are mostly ineffective if the scoliosis is structural. Common in girls, scoliosis usually begins between ages of 10 to 15 and can be genetic in nature.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SCOLIOSIS
Common symptoms of scoliosis include severe pain, a limited of range of motion, lung issues and heart issues. Depression has been associated with scoliosis patients as well. An estimated 80 percent of scoliosis patients have a curvature downwards of 20 degrees; however, given the age when it occurs, the curvature can get out of control in a short period of time. With a physical assessment and x-ray a chiropractor can determine the severity of the curvature.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR SCOLIOSIS
Spinal alignment, electric muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercise are common and successful treatments performed by California chiropractors. Chiropractic care has provided many patients relief from their condition.