How a Seattle chiropractor can help with scoliosis pain
In a normal spine, the vertebrae are stacked neatly on top of each other, with a disc of cartilage between each one that provides cushioning and flexibility to your vertebrae. With scoliosis, the spine curves unnaturally and the vertebra “tilt” to one side. Without a proper amount of cushion between vertebrae, they may rub together, causing pain.
If left untreated, spinal curvatures can lead to chronic back pain, muscle spasms, and trigger points refer pain to other areas of the body. While the only method for straightening scoliosis is surgery, chiropractic helps by preventing the curvature from getting worse and with managing symptoms.
Studies have shown a marked improvement in spine curvature, pain, and disability rating among chiropractic patients with scoliosis. Through a combination of spinal adjustments and flexion distraction to “stretch out” your discs, chiropractors can improve flexibility and range of motion while alleviating much of the pain. If you can move more freely and easily, is easier to exercise and strengthen the muscles supporting your spine. Let our chiropractors help you improve the quality of your life!