Scoliosis is a common condition that impacts the curvature of the spine. If you've been diagnosed with scoliosis, you may experience back pain, immobility, and a variety of other issues. At Spine One Center, we treat scoliosis and other forms of back pain. Our Cherry Hill, Northfield, Egg Harbor, and Atlantic City chiropractors address this condition by getting to the root of the problem. Here's what you need to know before treatment.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves sideways. For most people, this is a condition people notice in their pre-teen and teenage years. One side of the body may appear taller than the other, which is often the first indication that something is abnormal.
What Causes Scoliosis?
There are several potential causes of scoliosis. Some people experience neuromuscular conditions, like cerebral palsy, that cause scoliosis. Birth defects, previous surgery, and spinal infections can also cause scoliosis. In many cases, patients have no idea why they have scoliosis.
What Are the Symptoms of Scoliosis?
Scoliosis causes various symptoms. Some people experience daily sciatica and back pain, whereas some people experience no symptoms at all. You might also notice symptoms such as uneven shoulders or hips, a visibly curved spine, muscle spasms, and a head that is not centered on the body.
How Can a Chiropractor Treat Scoliosis?
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to treat scoliosis and the pain that it causes. For example, a chiropractor may use spinal manipulation techniques like the flexion-distraction technique, instrument-assisted manipulation, and therapeutic massage. Our chiropractor may also recommend nutritional supplements, hot and cold therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Chiropractors also use treatment modalities like electrical muscle stimulation and trigger point therapy. The treatment you need will depend on several factors, including the type of pain you experience.
Chiropractic adjustment are another popular treatment option. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and fast, resulting in improved alignment. While an adjustment cannot cure scoliosis, it may improve your mobility and prevent pain that often comes with scoliosis, like sciatica.
How Can You Get Back Pain Treatment in New Jersey?
Spine One Center can help you find relief if you're currently dealing with scoliosis. While many people with this condition don't need treatment, it's never a bad idea to talk to a chiropractor about your options. Call our office today to speak with our Egg Harbor, Northfield, Atlantic City, and Cherry Hill, NJ, chiropractor to schedule your appointment.