I am a grown-up and I was just told I have Scoliosis. How could this be?
I went through the same Scoliosis screenings in school that everyone went through
and nothing was ever found! Also, what about my kids? Will they get Scoliosis
and how do I find out earlier?
It's a hard thing to find out, as an adult, something that should have undergone
correction when you were a child. Unfortunately, only the more severe cases
of Scoliosis can be detected in the general screenings most kids experience.
We chiropractors evaluate the spine for Scoliosis, the abnormal side-to-side
curvature of the spine, every day we see patients.
Though Scoliosis affects more girls than boys, every child should be checked
by a chiropractor for abnormal spinal structure and mobility. It isn't a one-minute
once over. This special chiropractic check-up is much more complete and thorough
and small defects in structure can be discovered.
How prevalent is Scoliosis and what does it do to the body?
It is estimated that well over 50% of people suffer some degree of spinal curvature.
When a spine suffers this kind of twisted curvature, a great deal of stress
and abnormal function occurs in the body. The ability of the nerve system to
coordinate and control all structures in the body is negatively affected. Worst
of all, even the slightest Scoliosis tends to progress with time, if not corrected.
How is it treated?
Chiropractic adjustments correct the source of the curvature without the social
trauma and physical discomfort wearing a brace or surgery can cause a young
person. Fortunately, children generally require a shorter plan of corrective
care than do most adults. With time and repetition-using gentle, natural, and
specific spinal adjustments--almost everyone of any age can see improvement
in Scoliosis with chiropractic care.