Scoliosis and Chiropractic Care:  Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, Louisiana

scoliosis treatment louisianaScoliosis is a disorder that occurs in which the spine develops a sideways curve in it.  If this curve is more than 10 degrees, it is considered scoliosis.  Curves less than 10 degrees are often just postural in nature.  In most cases of scoliosis, the vertebrae are also rotated.  However, the causes or reasons behind scoliosis are unknown in more than 80 percent of the cases and effects between 5 and 7 million people.

What Are The Symptoms Of Scoliosis?

Scoliosis can affect the overall quality of your life by limiting your activity, causing you pain, reducing lung function, or affecting heart function. This is not to mention the effects on your self-esteem and when it occurs in young people, it can lead to teasing.  Four out of 5 people who have scoliosis have curves of less than 20 degrees which is virtually undetectable to the natural eye.  In growing children, mild curvatures can worsen rapidly in just a few months.  This makes frequent checkups necessary in the younger age groups.

So How Does Chiropractic Help Scoliosis?

Usually, scoliosis treatment depends on your age, how much you’re likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. Significant research suggests that the function and structure of the spine can be manually manipulated by a chiropractic adjustment, thus relieving the discomfort associated with scoliosis.
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