If you want to correct scoliosis, you have to start with a doctor’s help.
Can a Chiropractor Help With Scoliosis
Can a chiropractor help with scoliosis? Absolutely. A chiropractor can help with scoliosis in so many ways. First off, he can help with scoliosis pain. A lot of times, people don’t understand that chiropractors are highly trained medical professionals. As such, they have ways to help you manage your pain that do not involve pain medications, and that includes scoliosis pain. They can also help with spinal manipulation where scoliosis is concerned, but the most prominent example of how they can help is by prescribing the right scoliosis treatment option.Scoliosis treatment options are usually broken down into three main categories: observation, bracing, or surgery. First let’s look at observation.
Observation is the most commonly prescribed method to treat scoliosis. Scoliosis that isn’t getting worse often will correct itself, particularly in younger patients. That’s why a lot of doctors will adopt an attitude of “let’s wait and see” which is the core of observation. As to why observation is often the best course of action, at the rate that pre-adolescents and adolescents grow, the condition will often straighten itself as they grow up. But what about bracing?
Scoliosis Bracing and Surgery
Scoliosis bracing is dependent upon the curve. A curve at 25 degrees or higher might be improved by using a scoliosis brace. There are several varieties of scoliosis braces from soft scoliosis braces to hard scoliosis braces. Your scoliosis chiropractor will be able to determine which brace is right for you. A patient that is more active with a borderline curvature will most likely be prescribed a soft scoliosis brace as it will fit in with their lifestyle. This leads us to our final scoliosis treatment option: surgery.
Scoliosis surgery is the rarest of scoliosis treatment options. It is prescribed in less that .03 percent of all scoliosis cases. What happens in scoliosis surgery? Well, a doctor will go in and fuse two or more vertebrae in order to straighten out the spine. There are often pins put in place as well.
Whichever option the doctor prescribes, it is the responsibility of the patient to follow their doctor’s directions. Some patients will need to wear a brace for up to 23 hours a day, and others will need to wear it for anywhere from one to four hours. Just remember though, consult a scoliosis chiropractor.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296