How Chiropractic Can Help with Scoliosis

Published September 29th, 2020 by Dr. Markson

At Markson Chiropractic, we treat patients of all ages from newborn babies to senior citizens. There are many conditions that are seen more commonly in a specific age group, and with back to school in full swing, we’ve been thinking about some that are mostly seen in kids. One condition seen more commonly in children and teenagers is scoliosis, and it is also one that can be treated with chiropractic. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis affects nearly 3% of the population – or over 7 million people – and 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 see 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. Markson Chiropractic, our chiropractors provide gentle, effective, and targeted chiropractic adjustments. These manipulations 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

Regular chiropractic care has many benefits, including the following for patients with scoliosis:

  • Improved flexibility

  • Reduced pain and discomfort

  • Better range of motion

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Increased activity levels

If your child is suffering from scoliosis, chiropractic may be able to help. To schedule an adjustment with your local South Florida chiropractor, just click here! The team at Markson Chiropractic is here to help your entire family live healthier, pain-free lives.

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