- Senia Miller
Scoliosis is a debilitating condition that sprouts around the time a person enters puberty. It is when a person has an unusual Cobb angle, and the spine is curved in an abnormal "s" shape.
Since the condition appears around the time of puberty, many teenagers face awkward and uncomfortable back braces, and potentially surgery, in order to correct the spine. Though neither treatment is very desirable, they may be necessary, in order to find relief.
While the origins of it are unknown, it can leave a person with severe spinal issues and pain, and they and/or their parents may end up in a desperate search for relief.
For years, many people suffering from scoliosis have turned to chiropractic care for relief, and while there isn't much evidence that chiropractic care can decrease the Cobb angle to normal levels, many people find that it reduces the pain from the condition.
Since chiropractic care offers relief by aligning the spine and reducing inflammation, it may help those with scoliosis, and many swear by regular adjustments. In addition to adjustments, most chiropractic clinics offer other treatments, as well, such as ultrasound therapy and massage therapy, which may improve blood flow, allowing the body to rid areas of inflammation.
Every individual is different, however, and it is recommended that you address your scoliosis with your doctor/chiropractor, before seeking chiropractic treatment, in order to develop the treatment plan that's right for you. Depending on your health condition(s), chiropractic care may or may not be right for you, as with any medical procedure.