Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis treatment traditionally depends on a number of factors, including the type of scoliosis, the degree of spine curvature and the age of the patient.

Many are surprised to learn that one of the most effective ways to treat scoliosis is not surgical intervention or a brace–but with natural chiropractic care.

Let’s first take a look at what a healthy spine should look like, the impact that scoliosis can have on a child’s self-esteem and some of the traditional treatment methods.

What Does the Spine of Someone With Scoliosis Look Like?

When viewed from the back, the spine should appear straight. If you notice a sideways curve in your child’s spine, action is needed to stop its progression.

Not all cases of scoliosis worsen, but there is no diagnostic tool available to determine which cases will progress and which will not. If left to run its course, scoliosis can create a severe curve that will also cause the spine to twist, ultimately interfering with heart and lung function.

Scoliosis and Self-Esteem

Even though most scoliosis does not result in pronounced deformity, even slight variations from how “everybody else” looks can cause your child great distress. What’s more, traditional scoliosis treatments like bracing add to the body-image issues.

Although modern scoliosis braces are made of lightweight plastics and can be worn under the clothing, kids are still incredibly self-conscious about the bulky appearance. On top of that, the brace is uncomfortable and generally has to be worn nearly 24/7!

Scoliosis braces are designed to slow or stop the progression of scoliosis curvature of the spine; however, they are not intended to correct existing curvatures. The main types of scoliosis braces are Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis (TLSO), Cervico-Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis, and Charleston Bending Brace.

A Natural Approach to Healing

Chiropractic is natural, working with the body’s own healing capacity to gently return the spine to normal alignment—rather than forcing it to become rigidly straight or bracing it in its current position.

With precise adjustments delivered to areas of misalignment, your child’s muscles can become stronger, improving posture and proper spinal positioning. And chiropractic is recommended for people of all ages—even newborns—so why not try this safe, natural approach for your child’s scoliosis?

Chiropractic is a legitimate mode of health care, requiring doctors of chiropractic to successfully complete years of advanced study and meet stringent state licensing regulations.

Many insurance companies offer chiropractic coverage. And chiropractic is the most popular alternative approach to health care in the world!

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Surgery for Scoliosis

While a scoliosis treatment like surgery may not affect your child’s self-esteem in the same way, it’s an aggressive approach that carries significant risks and irreversible, long-term repercussions.

Surgical correction of scoliosis involves fusing areas of the spine together, using steel rods and screws to form a sort of scaffold to force the spine into a straight alignment. Fusing vertebrae together can create future back problems.

Help Your Child Today

It’s never been easier or more important to get started with chiropractic. Take action today to help correct your child’s scoliosis by contacting a chiropractor in your city.

When you and your child arrive for a consultation, you’ll be pleased with how comfortable your chiropractor is working with children. He or she will ask you both several questions to help understand what’s going on. If chiropractic is a good choice for your child, the doctor will perform a thorough examination.

Based on the findings (which he or she will explain to you and your child in detail), a plan of scoliosis treatment will be designed. Implementing this plan will involve applying adjustments to specific mal-positioned areas to help restore normal structure and function to your child’s spine.

No results can be guaranteed since everyone is unique, but many chiropractors have had great success with scoliosis–including those listed in our helpful directory. Let chiropractic help your child find natural relief from scoliosis — call today!

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