Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. It can lead to diminished quality of life and keep those who have it from fully participating in activities and sports they love due to pain, restricted respiratory function, and diminished self-esteem.
Scoliosis is most commonly seen during the growth spurt just before puberty and can lead to potential deformities. Scoliosis can also be linked to cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, but the actual cause of scoliosis is still unknown, though it appears to involve hereditary traits. There is no cure for scoliosis, but chiropractic can help relieve pain and improve quality of life.
How Chiropractic Helps with Scoliosis
Chiropractic is used by people of all ages to relieve and manage pain and discomfort, and that includes symptoms of scoliosis. Regular chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive and is a great alternative to over-the-counter or prescription pain medication, which are frequently prescribed to scoliosis patients for pain management.
At Nandish Chiropractic, our chiropractors provide gentle, effective, and targeted chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments reduce joint restrictions and misalignments in the spine and other joints to reduce inflammation and improve function to the affected joint and the nervous system. By improving spinal health and the nervous system’s ability to function well while also increasing joint mobility, the body better manages scoliosis symptoms.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Patients with Scoliosis
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