As a common back problem, scoliosis can cause pain and immobility. Scoliosis affects between 5 million and 7 million people in the United States. Fortunately, Renton WA chiropractors can assist in the treatment of scoliosis to improve your quality of life.
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 the ages of 10 to 15 and can be genetic in nature.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SCOLIOSIS
Common symptoms of scoliosis include severe pain, a limited 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 Renton WA chiropractors. Chiropractic care has provided many patients relief from their condition.
Changing your posture has been known to put too much pressure on different areas which could lead to pain and more issues. Your chiropractor at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage will work to find the underlying source of your structural pain and find a solution specialized to you.