Scoliosis is diagnosed when significant curvature of the spine is present. It is most commonly diagnosed in young females. As young patients grow and mature, the spine adapts abnormally causing scoliosis. The cause of scoliosis is unknown at this time. Doctors of chiropractic believe that the curvature happens due to vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is diagnosed when a bone slips out of alignment altering the range of motion and function of the joint. Misalignments in the spine cause problems as the spine is developing and growing. If the bones are in the wrong position, the spine begins to grow on a crooked foundation, causing scoliosis. Our Blaine chiropractors specialize in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of vertebral subluxation.
Chiropractors can not reverse severe cases of scoliosis but they can help prevent scoliosis before it occurs and progresses. The best protection is early detection. Getting regular spinal check ups is crucial for preventing and detecting scoliosis. Your Club West chiropractor will do a detailed physical exam to ensure all signs of scoliosis are treated early on. Outcomes are always better if scoliosis is caught before your child stops growing. Chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic therapies help reduce the progression of scoliosis. To learn what a chiropractic adjustment is and how it can help with scoliosis click here. If you have been suffering with scoliosis for many years, the goal is not reversing the curvature; the goal is relieving pain and discomfort associated with chronic scoliosis. Our Blaine chiropractors use specific adjustments and therapies to help treat patients with chronic scoliosis.