For Chanhassen scoliosis chiropractic care, call Abundant Life Chiropractic Health Center at 952-300-8338. A chiropractor specializes in knowing all about people’s spines. Scoliosis is when a normally straight vertical spine curves to the side. This awkward curvature can be caused by a bone abnormality present at birth, abnormal muscles or nerves, or traumatic injury. About 3 million people in America have scoliosis– it’s quite common. Some people who’ve experienced major back surgery, bone collapse or bone thinning may also find themselves with a curved spine. When this happens, the body can have uneven shoulders, an uneven waist, and/or a prominent shoulder blade. The person may end up leaning to one side.
Generally, most cases of scoliosis are mild, whereas the spine’s curvature isn’t “that bad.” However, some children, just as they’re about to hit puberty, can experience severe scoliosis as they’re growing, to the point where the amount of space in the chest is reduced such that their lungs cannot function properly. If you’ve ever seen a young person wearing a brace around their chest and back, chances are they’re wearing it to help correct their scoliosis so it doesn’t get out of hand.
Obviously, a curved spine is not ideal. As for the Chanhassen scoliosis chiropractic approach taken by Dr. Knight and staff at Abundant Life, patients receive a thorough exam to evaluate their scoliosis. Treatments can include monitoring, chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy. In some cases, when the scoliosis is severe, the chiropractor may recommend bracing or surgery due to health concerns. That said, when the spine curvature is not at a really intense angle, and minor adjustments– non-invasive adjustments– can be made, chiropractic care can prove to be helpful in relieving pain for many patients. In addition, a chiropractor’s adjustments help increase a person’s spinal strength, flexibility and range of motion.
Chanhassen scoliosis chiropractic care is just a phone call away: 952-300-8338.