The spine is a complex system of bones and tissues that naturally curves, especially in the lower back. However, scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves towards the left or right side of the body. This condition is present in many children and often progresses throughout their lifetime, causing increasing difficulty and even disability.
The good news is that if detected early, chiropractic care can often stop the progression of scoliosis and minimize its painful and debilitating effects. Travis Chiropractic in Tulsa can diagnose and treat scoliosis and help you return to or maintain full health despite this condition.
The curvature of the spinal column may cause no noticeable symptoms and only be visible during a physical examination. However, as the curve progresses over time, it is more likely that patients will experience:
Uneven hip or shoulder alignments
A dull ache around the spine
Twisted torso or ribcage
Prominent shoulder blade exposure on one side or the other
The exact origin of scoliosis is often hard to determine. It may begin with a slight bend caused by the misalignment of a single vertebra. This may stem from poor posture, degenerative diseases, traumatic accidents, or even birth defects.
Many cases of scoliosis begin around the ages of 10-12, while the body is going through rapid growth spurts. As the body compensates over time, muscles begin to pull the spine into lateral curves in its attempt to keep the head level.
Scoliosis may also develop due to similar factors in adulthood. In older adults, scoliosis often stems from degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis.
Often, a parent or someone close to the child is the first to notice the signs of scoliosis. The shoulders or hips may no longer appear level, or the child may have difficulty sitting or standing “straight.” If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, Call Dr. Travis at Travis Chiropractic in Tulsa for a thorough examination.
For years, chiropractic has been the answer to scoliosis for many families in Tulsa. Because of his extensive understanding of the spine and its connection to the rest of the body, with early detection, Dr. Travis is often able to find the actual source of the curvature and stop its progression.
Chiropractic care begins with a thorough evaluation to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms and examine your spine for misalignment and damage to discs and nerves. Using subtle, gentle spinal adjustments, chiropractic can dramatically improve your child’s quality of life!
If you think you or your child may be suffering from scoliosis, don’t wait to find help! Let Travis Chiropractic help you find the cause of your issues and put together a treatment plan specifically for you!
Call 918-224-2225 today to schedule your free consultation!