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Our Bradenton Chiropractor Is Answering Common Questions about Scoliosis

Scoliosis is considered a common medical condition, but commonality doesn't make it any less scary when you or your child receives a scoliosis diagnosis. Learning more about scoliosis and the existing treatment options can certainly be stressful, overwhelming, and a bit confusing. The following is a look at some of the most frequently asked questions our Bradenton chiropractor at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic receives from clients:

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  • What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes the spine to bend from its normal shape into that of a C or S-shaped curve. More than 80 percent of scoliosis cases are labeled as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which means they began pre-adulthood and from unknown causes. 
  • Is scoliosis genetic? This is a medical condition that does tend to run in families. While your children are not guaranteed to develop scoliosis if you or your parents have it, they are at a higher risk. If you believe your children are at greater risk, early-stage scoliosis signs to be aware of and watch out for during youth and grow spurts are:
    1. One leg shorter than the other
    2. Unevenly hanging shoulders
    3. Uneven hip or eye line
    4. A slight hump at the rips
    5. A more forward head posture
    • Is scoliosis painful? Since scoliosis can put a great deal of pressure on the spinal nerves, it could be painful, and it can get worse over time.
    • What will treatments do? Treatments can help improve your appearance, alleviate pain, improve mobility, prevent progression of the curve, and reduce the likelihood of lung and heart damage and chronic back issues.
    • What can a chiropractor do for scoliosis? If you or a loved one is in pain because of scoliosis, then chiropractic care techniques like massage therapy, corrective exercises, chiropractic adjustments, and physiotherapy can help minimize or relieve that pain. Our trained Bradenton chiropractor can also recommend lifestyle changes to help you manage your scoliosis on a day-to-day basis.

    Contact Our Chiropractic Care Team in Bradenton to Learn More about Scoliosis or to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about what to do next after you or your child receives a scoliosis diagnosis, or for help managing the pain, give our chiropractic care team from Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic a call at 941-739-2900 to schedule an appointment. We incorporate strategies that can help you live your best life possible. 

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