Children and Adolescents Are Far More Likely Than Adults to Be Diagnosed With Scoliosis.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition that involves complex lateral and rotational curvature of the spine. While this may sound uncommon, scoliosis affects nearly 3 percent of the population, totaling over 7 million people. Most scoliosis cases occur during the growth spurt just before puberty causing potential deformities. Other causes can include cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
The prevalence and severity of scoliosis are higher in girls than in boys. To date, doctors do not know what causes scoliosis, although it appears to involve hereditary factors. To detect and prevent scoliosis, parents should pay attention to the symptoms below:
- Uneven shoulders
- Prominent shoulder blade
- Uneven waist
- Leaning to one side
- Presence of rib hump in the forward bending position
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Scoliosis?
If you identify the above abnormal symptoms in their children, a consultation with the doctor is necessary for timely intervention. Treatment for scoliosis is complex and depends upon the severity of the curve.
In many cases, scoliosis can be intervened by non-surgical measures such as chiropractic care. Our doctors at ACC will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic X-ray imaging. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic will elect a suitable type of treatment for your specific conditions.
ACC prides itself on having a very high success rate in treating scoliosis in children and adolescents. Our approach to scoliosis is to combine chiropractic care and rehabilitative programs to correct the curvature of the spine and prevent significant progress. The earlier detection is, the better results of intervention will bring.