Scoliosis

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • An S or C shaped curve in your spine
  • Back pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Muscular tension

Scoliosis is the development of an S (or C) shaped lateral curve in the spinal column. There are three types of Scoliosis that affect patients at different stages of life: (1) Developmental or Adolescent scoliosis affects about 10% of people and occurs 7 times more frequently in girls than in boys. (2) Late stage degenerative scoliosis develops with aging, resulting in a narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. (3) Idiopathic scoliosis which comes on for reasons that are not fully understood.

Depending on the degree of the curve, other symptoms can also arise including back or neck pain, neurological signs and symptoms, reduced range of motion and muscular tension.

How do Chiropractors treat Scoliosis?

Scoliosis treatment by Cox® certified Chiropractors at Melbourne Spine Clinic and Malvern Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox® Flexion-Distraction. This is a gentle, low force, no surgical therapy. Combined with joint mobilisation and soft tissue therapy Cox® technic shows significant success for scoliosis patients.

Read the latest research about treatment for Scoliosis, click here.

The goal with scoliosis is not necessarily straightening the curve, but rather keeping mobility and flexibility in the curve and promoting as good a quality of life as possible

 

References:
Souza. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor. Jones & Bartlett 2009

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