Scoliosis is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. It often starts during childhood, during the growth spurt that occurs right before puberty. In many cases, the condition is mild, and the child might not get treatment. If the condition continues into adulthood, it can result in more problems. In cases like this, chiropractic care with Fairway Chiropractic can help.
Certain factors can cause scoliosis or increase your risk factor for developing it. These include:
The symptoms of scoliosis would depend on the severity of the condition. The symptoms include:
There are a few ways that scoliosis can be diagnosed. These include:
There are a few treatment options available for scoliosis. In minor cases, a brace would be worn during the day, at night, or all the time. In severe cases, a surgical procedure called a spinal fusion would be necessary. This will hold the spine straight while old and new bone material fuses together using metal rods, screws, or hooks.
A chiropractor can also help with scoliosis. A chiropractor cannot treat the curve in the spin, but it can help improve your form, function, and increase mobility in the joints
If you have scoliosis, schedule an appointment with Fairway Chiropractic. Our chiropractor in Kitchener can create a treatment plan to relieve you of your back pain and other symptoms. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (519)-748-5916.