We see many kids and adults who come into our Newmarket chiropractic office wondering if there is anything that can be done to help with scoliosis. They have been told to just “watch and wait”. There is always something that one can do to help mitigate, manage, and sometimes even reduce their curve.
Scoliosis is a side bend of the spine when looking from the back – a sideways curve. We see many people who come into our office who have been told they have scoliosis, when in fact they do not. To be diagnosed with scoliosis, a person must have 10-degree curve or more. If the measured curve is less than 10 degrees (measured by x-ray analysis), the person often will have a shift (translation) in their spine, which is much easier to manage. The first step is getting a measurement of the curve.
Some people won’t have any signs, symptoms or pain with scoliosis – especially if the curve is not that advanced. Others may have various symptoms that could include (but not limited to):
We believe in always taking an active approach in your health and that “watch and wait” for any health concern is just bad advice. Depending on the type of scoliosis (structural or functional), there are a few things you can do to try and help yourself:
There are many things you can do to help manage your scoliosis. A little bit of work on your part goes a long way in helping yourself. 😊