Scoliosis Chiropractor in West Bloomfield, MI
Scoliosis is a common medical condition in the United States, which affects two to three percent of the population. That means, there are estimated to be between six and nine million people in the United States who have scoliosis.
Scoliosis – What is it?
Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine, typically developing during a growth spurt.
A few causes are injuries or infections of the spine, congenital disabilities that affect the growth of bones, and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy. However, common types of scoliosis have an unknown cause.
Some symptoms of this often-disabling occurrence are uneven shoulders, an uneven waist, and having one hip higher than the other. Sometimes, in the more severe cases, the curve can reduce the amount of space in the chest, which makes it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Risk factors include age, gender, and family medical history. Symptoms typically appear around puberty.
Although scoliosis can affect both men and women, women have a higher risk of curve worsening, and therefore are more likely to require medical intervention and treatment. Researchers have also found it to be hereditary in many cases.
If left untreated, more severe complications can occur, including back problems and heart and lung damage. In some cases, scoliosis and pectus excavatum, an anterior chest malformation can severely compromise pulmonary function due to increased pressure on the lungs, especially in growing adolescents.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic care can help. Scheduling an appointment with a scoliosis chiropractor can help you to review non-surgical and non-invasive treatment options.
Our chiropractors can help reduce your pain caused by scoliosis by providing you with chiropractic adjustments and therapies, as well as a specially-made supportive brace. An exercise regimen focusing on strengthening back muscles and improving posture can also help.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today!