At Balanced Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan, serving 10022 and 10036, we have chiropractic treatments to help you manage the pain and physical limitations of scoliosis. We have chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and physical therapy, and our chiropractor will often combine more than one treatment when designing a special program for patients. Below are common questions we are frequently asked about scoliosis.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that occurs before puberty or by other chronic illnesses. This chronic condition affects people of all ages, but mostly in children.
What Causes Scoliosis?
For most cases of scoliosis, there are no known causes, but it appears that a family history of this disorder is likely the cause. Other known problems, but less common, that can bring about an abnormal curved spine are cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, birth defects, and spinal infections or injuries.
What Are The Symptoms?
Typically, people with this condition will have severe back pain, weakness, numbness, reduced mobility, loss of balance, constant fatigue, and shortness of breath.
Are There Risk Factors I Should Be Aware Of?
There is a few, such as age, being a girl, and of course, a family history of it.
Are There Complications To Scoliosis?
Like any spinal disorder, there are health problems that come with scoliosis. The abnormal curvature of the spine can make people with this condition to suffer from heart or lung damage due to the rib cage pressing against these organs, which could result in breathing issues. The misshapen spine can also generate back pain problems. The appearance of the person will be noticeable and probably will become self-conscious about how they look in front of others.
Can A Chiropractor Diagnose Scoliosis?
Yes. Here at Balanced Health Medical, we can diagnose scoliosis with our latest diagnostic equipment as well as by taking a medical history and performing a physical exam.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Scoliosis?
Not many know that chiropractic treatment can help manage the symptoms of scoliosis. Living with this spinal disorder can be challenging for some, and finding a way to minimize pain and discomfort shouldn't rely on addictive medicine. With the assistance of our chiropractor and staff, we can improve nervous system function, reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and increase flexibility and mobility, all with non-invasive and drug-free methods.
Schedule An Appointment With Our Midtown Manhattan Chiropractor Today
Contact our chiropractor at Balanced Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan, serving 10022 and 10036, today to see if chiropractic treatment is right for you. Our number is (212) 755-1717.