The condition known as scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Although in a typical spinal curve, the bend forms from the front to the back of the body, a scoliosis curve swerves from side to side. Left untreated, scoliosis can lead to problems such as pain, compressed nerves and difficulty breathing depending on the extremity of the curve.
A spine has curves which allow movement and help absorb impact from walking, running and jumping. Typically, a spine curves out at the neck and the upper back which includes 7 cervical vertebrae. At the middle back the spine curves in and contains the 12 vertebrae of your thoracic spine. The lumber spine with 5 vetebrae, most commonly known as the lower back, curves outward again.
Other factors are also considered when determining the severity of scoliosis such as the flexibility of the spine and differences in symmetry between the spine and the ribs. Our chiropractors at Spine Tech will evaluate your condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan to reduce your pain and realign your back.
Scoliosis can be a frightening and uncomfortable condition, so let our chiropractors educate you. The more information you have about your condition, the more confident you feel about your future and your body’s ability to heal itself. Scoliosis can occur for many reasons including:
Our chiropractors at Spine Tech provide a gentle, non-surgical treatment for scoliosis. Our hands-on approach surrounds you with immediate and long-lasting relief. If you are suffering from headaches, pain or lack of energy, call us today at 416-787-2565 for your first adjustment. We look forward to helping your body heal and beginning your path to a well, pain-free body that has the right curves in the right places.