Scoliosis

scoliosis back spine Some people suffer from "Scoliosis" -- an abnormal curvature of the spine, one characterized by a rotational side-to-side deformity.  Although, everyone's spine or back has a natural front-to-back curve -- that's what produces the normal rounding of the shoulders and the sway of the lower back.

In simple terms, what this means is that the spine is twisted side-to-side, often taking on an "S" shaped appearance and even resembling a corkscrew.

  • Scoliosis can be from unknown causes termed 'idiopathic'
  • Sometime can be due to uneven stresses from sports or heavy backpacks
  • We can relieve undue pressure and tension on the spine and muscle.

Almost three out of every 100 people have a degree of abnormal spinal curvature, and for others it never becomes a serious problem. But for many others, the curve gets worse over time and can cause considerable back pain, frustration, and limitations on normal activities. Severe scoliosis can even complicate breathing and circulation.

The most common form of scoliosis is called idiopathic scoliosis, which basically means that the cause is unknown. Anyone can suffer from scoliosis; the condition usually begins in childhood, although too often it is not identified until the teenage years or later.

Scoliosis tends to run in families, and it affects many more girls. In fact, research indicates that girls are nearly eight times more likely to have scoliosis and five times more likely to require treatment for their condition, and the curvature of their spine in most cases will worsen over time, if left unattended.

Sometimes curvature of the spine is visible (the body tilts to the left or the right, or one shoulder blade is raised higher than the other. The actual physical symptoms of scoliosis can include back pain, fatigue (especially postural fatigue -- feeling tired when standing, sitting, etc.), and in more severe cases, problems with circulation and breathing. 

Our doctors are trained to identify and manage problems relating to the spine and the back. An initial visit to the chiropractor will include a thorough physical and diagnostic examination (including range-of-motion tests and spinal x-rays) to identify any problems you may be having, including whether you or your children may be suffering from abnormal or dangerous curvature of the spine.

If you do show signs of scoliosis, your chiropractor can provide a variety of techniques to help your condition, including spinal adjustments to increase movement and biomechanical function, and advice on posture and exercise to help prevent further increase in the problem.

We offer complimentary consultations so that you can discover natural solutions for your health.

Remember, help is near to home. If you are concerned about your scoliosis or having a curved spine. At MyHealth here in Mississauga you can count on us.  We look forward to evaluate your health and offer you the best treatment or alternatives. We are conveniently located in Streetsville and Port Credit Village in Mississauga.

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