Scoliosis is one of the more intricate diseases. In fact, experts still are not sure what is the cause for 80% of the cases, and this disease has no cure. Yet there are still treatments for this condition which are able to reduce the symptoms. An X-ray allows for a health care provider to measure the three-dimensional and unique curve of the patient’s spine to determine an appropriate approach for treatment.
Chiropractic care for the treatment of scoliosis which involves regular adjustments using either a device or the chiropractor’s hands. The aim involves realigning the joints, bones, and muscles. There are two primary types of chiropractic treatments which include scoliosis specific and traditional.
Traditional Chiropractic Care
The traditional treatment involves the general approach, which is similar to the way the chiropractors would treat any other type of patient that is experiencing a back issue. However, if a chiropractor does not have experience on how to treat scoliosis and is experienced with its complexity, these traditional treatments usually have little effect when it comes to the Cobb angle.
The traditional technique is only suggested for the patients that have a small Cobb angle that does not exceed 20 degrees. These traditional treatments are useful to relieve pain, yet are not used to straighten the Cobb angle physically in a scoliosis patient.
Scoliosis-Specific Chiropractic Care
This approach goes against the traditional approach and guidelines in order to stabilize the patient’s curve. The aim of these treatments is to correct the patient’s spine gradually into the classic spinal-curve. The scoliosis-specific adjustments are extremely gentle and precise and can help people of all ages who have already undergone surgery and prefer to not go through another procedure again. This treatment plan is also suitable for people who want to avoid having to go for surgery, or for people who do not want to walk around wearing a brace.
Many people think that scoliosis is a curve that is sideways, yet it is a lot more complex than that. A normal spine should always feature 3 curves. This includes the cervical lordosis which points in a forward direction located in the neck, the lumbar lordosis which points forwards and is positioned in the lower back, and the thoracic kyphosis which point in a backward direction located in the mid back. Scoliosis will force the person’s spine into different directions on one or even more of the natural curves.
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