FAQs About Scoliosis Treatment & Bracing
Scoliosis is a medical condition that affects that natural curvature of the spine, causing it to instead curve to the side in an "S" or "C" shape. This curvature can be stable, or it can worsen over time causing more severe symptoms for the patient. What causes scoliosis? Unfortunately, the exact cause of scoliosis is unknown. It may be the result of various genetic and environmental factors.
What impact does scoliosis have on patients?
That depends upon the severity of the curvature. For patients that have stable scoliosis with a minor curvature of their spine, there should be little to no symptoms that impact them. But, for patients with more severe curvature, there can be debilitating symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life.
What kinds of symptoms can someone with scoliosis suffer from?
Pain in the neck, back, shoulder, and buttock are common. Due to inflammation and stiffness, people with scoliosis can also suffer from limited mobility. In more severe cases people suffering from scoliosis can suffer from constipation as well as breathing problems.
How is scoliosis normally treated?
This is a condition where medical science actually has gotten the process right, the treatment involves attempting to lessen the curvature of the spine, thus reducing the patient's symptoms. Unfortunately, how this is achieved often involves surgery, which is far from ideal.
Is surgery necessary in some cases?
Yes. Are many of the cases that undergo surgical intervention cases that could have been treated with a less invasive process? Definitely.
If you are suffering from scoliosis and are bothered by your symptoms, then you should make an appointment with us so we can figure out the best treatment options for you. We've found that many patients respond well to chiropractic adjustments, physio therapy, and bracing to help correct their scoliosis and reduce the severity of their symptoms.