“Why do you walk like that?”
If you have scoliosis, then you’re probably aware of the different assumptions people have about posture and being “confident.” But as you know, these assumptions aren’t helpful for treating health conditions like scoliosis. Using the latest information on this condition, as well as our expertise, at the Health and Wellness Clinic, this article will provide a brief overview of what scoliosis is and looks like in adults. It will also provide information on how a chiropractor can help you with this condition.
Scoliosis is Beyond Poor Posture
According to the Mayo Clinic, a leading organization on health in the United States, scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is curved. This curvature usually happens before the onset of puberty. Scoliosis can range from light to severe cases, with mild cases being the most common. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimates that six to nine million Americans have scoliosis. That means that scoliosis is more common than we think. That also means that you’re not alone!
Although the underlying causes of scoliosis are unknown, scoliosis is sometimes associated with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Overall, scoliosis is not a simple case of having a bad posture. Instead, it can sometimes be painful and uncomfortable for the person with this condition.
Signs of Scoliosis in Adults
Signs of scoliosis in adults differ slightly from those in minors. Below is a list of signs of scoliosis to look out for if you’re an adult.
- You have an unexpected loss of height. This is because the curvature of your spine makes it difficult for you to be fully upright.
- You have trouble walking and feel pain in your feet. Trouble with walking is often due to the abnormal curvature of your spine which can make it difficult to feel comfortable.
- You have an atypical bump in your back. This is usually a physical sign of having scoliosis.
- You feel tired. This is due to the abnormal posture caused by this condition.
While this is just a few signs of scoliosis, they are the most common symptoms that you should look out for.
The Benefits of a Chiropractor in Managing Scoliosis
If you suspect that you may have scoliosis, here are some amazing ways that a chiropractor can help you with this condition.
#1. A chiropractor helps you manage the condition
Surgery is often a last resort to treating scoliosis. A good method to manage this condition, then, is by turning to a chiropractor. Using exercise, stretches, and years of training and experience, a chiropractor would be able to help you understand what you can do to manage scoliosis.
#2. A chiropractor can help with non-invasive methods of managing the condition
Sometimes, getting a back brace and maybe even medications are used for mild cases of scoliosis. In more severe cases, devices that pull the spine so that it’s not curved may be used. This includes using devices like hammocks or pulleys. So, instead of having a more intense and severe procedure, turning to a chiropractor for mild to moderate cases is one way of managing the condition. A chiropractor is non-invasive because you will not need surgery or devices installed. It’s also a more natural and holistic way of managing the condition.
#3. A chiropractor can help with spinal misalignment
Because scoliosis can cause spinal misalignment, a chiropractor can use natural chiropractic methods to help with posture and spinal alignment. The chiropractor does this chiropractic adjustment. This type of adjustment is when a chiropractor uses a small device or their hands to adjust the spine. It involves some force but is not intense as a surgery.
#4. A chiropractor can help with pain associated with misalignment
A misaligned spine can often cause neck, hip, back and shoulder pain. By treating the underlying misalignment, you’ll also feel relieved pressure on these different body parts. That means that if you’re feeling pain in your neck or back, a chiropractic adjustment would be very helpful.
#5. A chiropractor helps you lower your cost while benefiting in many ways
If you have scoliosis, then it might seem like getting surgery is a cost-effective way of coping with your condition. But the reality is that by visiting a chiropractor, you would not only address your scoliosis, but you would also be addressing any other pain associated with this condition. So, that means that you’re avoiding buying medications and other devices that promise to help relieve pain and tension.
Think Holistic and Live Natural: Why You Should Reach Out To Us
At the Health and Wellness Clinic, our chiropractors can help you with scoliosis and the pain associated with it. We have expert chiropractors trained in exercises, stretches, and methods like chiropractic adjustment. Our chiropractors will help you with this condition so that you no longer have to live with the discomfort and pain associated with scoliosis.