At the beginning of the school year, I always think about scoliosis. I picture school nurses in white tights and hats having children bend over in procession looking for deviant spines. But, it’s not 1950. And, good thing! We’ve learned a lot about scoliosis and treatment since then.
As a chiropractor, I approach treating patients with scoliosis without drugs or surgery. There are two aspects to scoliosis- the congenital deformity and the functional one. Most people with scoliosis have a hereditary or genetic component that affects spinal development through puberty. This process is complete at spinal maturity- when you’ve stopped growing- in your early 20s. That’s why it’s important to identify the process in young children.
The part that most people forget is that children with scoliosis ARE still CHILDREN! They, like their friends, sit hunched over studying or sit slouched on the couch playing games or watching TV all with terrible posture. Lots of kids we see at Kuty Chiropractic have postural faults. Once identified, chiropractic adjustments and stabilization exercises can counteract these negative pressures.
Up to 50% of scoliosis curvature is FUNCTIONAL! Meaning we can definitely address the underlying cause and make substantial improvements.
Chiropractic adjustments and other techniques can also affect the structural causes of scoliosis. These adjustments help increase spinal movement, normalize pressure, and normalize curvature.
Scoliosis does not necessarily have to be treated with painful, psychologically tortuous bracing 24 hours a day or spinal fusion surgery that can leave you disabled for life! Try a safe, natural approach without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care for scoliosis is a clear choice!