Chiropractic Advice in Central Ohio for Preventing Further Scoliosis Damage

At Orr Chiropractic Center we want to educate you about your spine and how to stop the advancement of spinal diseases, such as Scoliosis.

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. Everyone’s spine has natural curves; however, those suffering from scoliosis have spines that also curve from side to side, independent from posture. The spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” rather than a straight line. It usually begins as a postural distortion, but may eventually become a permanent deformity. When allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

The cause is Scoliosis is unknown, therefore, once you’ve been diagnosed it is crucial to try and monitor its progression with regular chiropractic visits. It is possible that the damage can be caused by neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy), birth defects that affect bones of the spine to develop, or infections of the spine. Other possible causes of Scoliosis include bone collapse, major back surgery and osteoporosis.

Chiropractic Treatment on Children with Scoliosis

When Scoliosis is present in a growing child, chiropractic care is a necessity to reduce the condition’s progression.

Recognizing that your child suffers from Scoliosis is a step in the right direction, but doing something about it can make a world of difference in the long run. For example, a child that is told they have Scoliosis while they are still growing has the potential to get taller with a worsened condition by not taking action or possibly reduce the amount of resulting issues by using corrective chiropractic care. If left untouched, your child’s spine could continue to grow in a curved direction, possibly even further exaggerating the degree of spinal misalignment.

A chiropractic exam and regular visits may be able to help correct for other problems that could worsen your child’s condition. In addition, with the various testing options we have we are able to monitor the progression of your child’s growth and make adjustments accordingly. These methods may make a difference in the future health and wellness of your child.

Correct and Improve Scoliosis with Chiropractic Care

Usually, Scoliosis care options depend on your age, how much you’re likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. The younger you are, the greater chance for correction and improvement. This is why it is important to have children examined by a chiropractor. The watch and see approach is not helpful when waiting can mean allowing harmful curvature progression. Significant research suggests that the function and structure of the spine can be manually corrected by chiropractic adjustments, thus relieving the discomfort associated with Scoliosis.

See how chiropractic corrections can make a difference in the life of your or your loved ones suffering from Scoliosis by calling today to schedule a consultation at Orr Chiropractic Center of Central Ohio.