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Treating Scoliosis

model of a spine with scoliosis in Portland, OR

The health of your spine is essential for healthy function throughout your body. When your spine does not develop normally, it impacts the way that you manage your lifestyle and it causes pain. For general wellness, you want to have any children in your family evaluated for scoliosis or spine health concerns by a chiropractor to ensure that problems with the spine do not cause pain or complications with long-term health.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis refers to a lateral or sideways curve in your spine. In a healthy and normal back, the spine is straight when you stand up straight or bend over to touch your toes. When a curve in the spine develops, it impacts your health and raises concerns about the way that your body functions. Problems occur when the spine curves at more than 40 degrees, so you want to limit the development of the curvature as a child grows. In most cases, the curvature does not develop in adults; however, a traumatic accident can cause a curvature in adults in certain situations.

Generally, the curvature in your spine develops as you grow from a child to an adult or it is a genetic condition. Some individuals develop a curve from health conditions like cerebral palsy or from an accident. Chiropractic care can help by reducing pain and helping with long-term wellness and recovery.

Treatment Options for the Spine in the Communities of Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA

Treatments for the curvature depend on the severity of the curve, the reasons for the curvature in your spine or the symptoms you experience. Chiropractic care helps when you experience pain or discomfort, but it also addresses wellness concerns that occur if you do not take appropriate measures to protect your health after the change to your spine.

Common treatment options include:

  • Wearing a brace while growing
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Exercise programs
  • Surgery in extreme cases

Usually, surgery is not necessary to address the curve. In our clinic, we offer natural treatment options and chiropractic care that help address the physical discomfort that you experience. We offer cold laser therapy, physical therapy and massage therapy to alleviate aches and pains while also building up your strength. The physical therapy focuses on your mobility and muscle strength while massage therapy offers relief from discomforts. 

Pain Relief After Scoliosis Diagnosis for Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA

The diagnosis raises concerns about your long-term wellbeing, but that does not mean you must put up with aches and discomforts while you treat the curvature in your spine. At our clinic, we provide tools to help address and alleviate the discomfort so that you can enjoy your life and focus on your goals. We also discuss your treatment options and help you determine an appropriate plan of action based on your specific situation.

Your spine is essential for mobility and overall wellbeing. By addressing a curve in your spine early, you reduce the risk of long-term health concerns and improve your situation. To set up an appointment with a chiropractor or for more treatment information, contact us today at (503) 252-3560.