Suffering from Scoliosis?
Are you struggling with scoliosis? More often than not, scoliosis develops as a slight curvature of the spine that worsens over time. For an official scoliosis diagnosis, it is required for there to be a 10 degree or sharper curve of the spine. When scoliosis has reached this point there are often painful symptoms that follow. Thankfully, if the initial curvature is cared for proactively, the chiropractors in Portland are able to keep it from developing scoliosis.
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis in Portland
There has been a large amount of research done on the root of scoliosis but there is no clear answer as to why it develops. Studies do suggest that it is more common in young women. In most cases, a slight curvature of the spine starts with one vertebra being out of place. When this happens, muscles in the spine tend to favor certain parts of the spine and create imbalances. As this occurs, the spine starts curving to compensate for all the slight imbalances and misalignments in the spine. School-teachers are often the first to report potential cases of scoliosis due to the amount of time they spend with their students and the clear tilted posture that accompanies scoliosis. Scoliosis cannot be fixed simply by being mindful and attempting to stand up straighter like other spine ailments.
While scoliosis tends to affect adolescents disproportionately, it can still manifest itself in older adults. As adults age, their vertebrae tend to slowly degenerate. Without proper maintenance care, this degeneration can be sped up by disorder like osteoporosis. Eventually, this weakening of the spine cause imbalances that turn into the curvatures characterized by scoliosis. If this abnormal curvature goes untreated, severe damage can occur to internal organs.
An x-ray can be performed by your doctor to determine what is the best way to treat your scoliosis. Hazelwood Healthcare in Portland is also experienced in assessing your balance to detect scoliosis quickly.
Like most conditions, individuals would be wise to try the least invasive and most natural methods of therapy first. Research has shown that chiropractic care is effective in treating scoliosis. The chiropractic team at Hazelwood Healthcare has the training and experience to help you start feeling better and avoid expensive medical procedures. Our staff will first assess your health as whole to find the potential source of your scoliosis. It’s not uncommon that poor nutrition, injuries, or strenuous occupations are found in conjunction with scoliosis. Once your health is properly evaluated, our chiropractor will adjust your spinal column carefully to treat your condition. Often, the end result of your treatment plan is pain relief and your return to your active lifestyle.
Feel free to contact our chiropractic team at Hazelwood Healthcare in Portland if you want more information and be sure to take advantage of our new patient special today!
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