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Posted on 04-04-2016
If someone important in your life (including you) has a problem with scoliosis, you may have heard dismissive comments about how the condition cannot be treated except through back bracing and surgery. But while it is true that conservative methods cannot magically straighten a severe scoliosis curvature, it is equally true that the chiropractic techniques we use at Michaux Family Chiropractic can do much to track the condition, relieve pain and minimize complications.
Scoliosis is an abnormal S-shaped or C-shaped lateral curvature that occurs alongside the spine's normal front-to-back curve. It usually makes its first appearance in childhood and may progress in severity as long as the spine keeps growing. But adults can also suffer from degenerative scoliosis as complication of other ailments such as osteoporosis.
Many cases of childhood scoliosis never extend beyond 40 degrees of abnormal curvature, the point where we always recommend medical correction. These milder cases can respond quite well to conservative chiropractic care. Our chiropractors can perform periodic spinal screenings to track the progress of the condition. We can also administer spinal decompression to relieve pinched nerves and other problems that accompany curvature disorders. We may even recommend nutritional supplements for optimal health and growth. (Supplementation may prove especially critical for osteoporosis sufferers.) Last but not least, we can prescribe massage therapy to keep stressed muscles from aggravating your pain or reducing your physical function.
Our chiropractors provide non-surgical scoliosis monitoring and treatment, such as the Pettibone System and Chiropractic BioPhysics, for patients in Clermont, Davenport, Oakland, Montverde, Minneola, Kissimmee, Groveland, Mascotte, Windermere, Four Corners, Leesburg and Winter Garden. Whether your child is displaying early signs of scoliosis or you are dealing with your own adult version of the disorder, come to Michaux Family Chiropractic for counseling and care you can trust!
What is the current degree of spinal curvature you or your loved one is experiencing? How much has it changed in the past six months?
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