Mild to severe forms of scoliosis occur in up to five percent of the population and is seen mainly in female children, ages 8 to 14.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine and can affect a person’s ability to move or breathe properly.
Chiropractic Care and Scoliosis
It begins as a posture distortion, but if allowed to advance, can interfere with the heart, lungs and other vital organs.
This is why early detection and management of scoliosis can make all the difference in a child’s life.
If you or your child has scoliosis, contact our Marietta Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation or immediate examination.
Marietta Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Scoliosis has three main causes:
- Congenital — genetic predisposition
- Habitual — behavioral routines
- Idiopathic — unknown cause
No matter what the cause, Chiropractic care can help improve this condition.
Our Marietta Chiropractor will not only examine the condition of your spine but also look at your overall health and lifestyle choices. Then to identify a possible cause, they will go over symptoms, previous injuries, your family’s medical history and activities you participate in.
Many parents are concerned that Chiropractic Adjustments will be too forceful for children and teens with scoliosis.
However, it is important to remember that adjustment techniques are modified for each person’s age, size and unique spinal problem.
In our office, we use crackles adjusting techniques such as KST and SOT. Our Marietta Chiropractors treat patients of all ages from infants to grandparents and focus on making the adjustments gentle.In fact, many of our patient’s parents have reported almost instant improvement in the well-being of their child.
In fact, many of our patient’s parents have reported almost instant improvement in the well-being of their child.
How Chiropractic Treatment and Corrective Therapy for Scoliosis Works
Chiropractic treatment of scoliosis often consists of spinal, pelvic, and even cranial adjustments or manipulations, in addition to postural counseling and exercise.
The goal of these treatments is to reduce pain, straighten the patients’ spine, and halt the progression of spinal curvature.
Seeking chiropractic care is a positive first step in scoliosis treatment because it can often prevent the need for surgery.
Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. Just dial (770) 383-1435