Chiropractic care is most often known and used for ailments that affect adults like neck, back, and muscle pain or chronic pain, but did you know it can also be beneficial to kids? That’s right, chiropractic care can work with pediatric patients for a variety of different issues. From earaches to digestive issues and more, licensed chiropractors know just how to take care of children. Younger kids’ joints and muscles aren’t fully grown so your chiropractor will use less force and quicker adjustments to work with their specific body type. One of the most common issues chiropractic care works with in children is scoliosis. Scoliosis is a common spine issue that affects adolescents and can be effectively treated with chiropractic care.
Scoliosis is a common spinal issue where the spine twists and/or curves to the side often creating an S or C shape. It is diagnosed when there is a curve of ten degrees or greater. Scoliosis can appear in anyone from babies to the elderly but is most common in adolescents right before puberty. Scoliosis is typically first noticed by simple physical appearance. Some things to look out for include:
Most of the time there is no known cause for scoliosis, it isn’t from poor posture or bad eating habits. When there is no known cause it is referred to as idiopathic scoliosis. If someone has scoliosis it will most likely first be noticed by their physical appearance. Once you are seen by a doctor they will typically perform a physical exam to diagnose and possibly some scans such as X-Ray, CT, or MRI. Most of the time scoliosis is mild but sometimes you can have a severe case and if it is left untreated it can get worse with time. Make sure to follow up with your doctor if you suspect you or your child has scoliosis.
At Integrated Health Solutions, we offer a number of noninvasive treatments for both adults and children who have been diagnosed with scoliosis. These treatments include:
All of our treatment options listed here are noninvasive which keeps you from having to deal with any side effects from pain medication or downtime from surgeries!
If you are searching for treatment for your child with scoliosis, our professionals can help! Our staff is trained in holistic, natural methods to get proven results without negative side effects. Call us today to set up a consultation for scoliosis diagnosis and/or treatment.
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