Boca Raton Specific Chiropractic May Help Scoliosis and Posture
According to WebMD:
Scoliosis is a lateral (toward the side) curvature in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should show a mild roundness in the upper back and show a degree of swayback (inward curvature) in the lower back. When a person with a normal spine is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be straight. When a person with scoliosis is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be curved.
There are many types and causes of scoliosis, including:
Congenital scoliosis- Caused by a bone abnormality present at birth.
Neuromuscular scoliosis- A result of abnormal muscles or nerves. Frequently seen in people with spina bifida or cerebral palsy or in those with various conditions that are accompanied by, or result in, paralysis.
Degenerative scoliosis- This may result from traumatic (from an injury or illness) bone collapse, previous major back surgery, or osteoporosis (thinning of the bones).
Idiopathic scoliosis- The most common type of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, has no specific identifiable cause.
While Specific Chiropractic does not directly treat symptoms of scoliosis, it may help increase your ability to overcome these symptoms by decreasing stress to your nervous system and improving overall function. If your nervous system is stressed you may experience muscle imbalance throughout your neck and back. This will contribute to changes in your spinal curve. You must be examined by a Specific Chiropractor or Scoliosis Expert before symptoms get worse.
Our doctors in Boca Raton may help scoliosis and offer relief through their specific approach to health care.