Whether or not you love reading, you might have heard of the recently released novel The Great Gatsby: But Nick Has Scoliosis by Dick E. Heese. To help you understand what scoliosis is, this article will go to the signs and symptoms of scoliosis. It will also provide some information on how scoliosis can be treated.
Although this article provides information on scoliosis, please do not use it as a replacement for professional help. Scoliosis is a serious condition that should be treated by a licensed and experienced professional. Keep reading for more information on who can treat scoliosis.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition in which an individual’s spine is curved. That means that a person with scoliosis often struggles with posture, walking, and other aspects associated with the spine. The spine usually begins to curve at the beginning of puberty and this curvature can range from mild to severe cases. Most cases of scoliosis are mild. But in severe cases, individuals will need surgery to strengthen and straighten the spine. According to John Hopkins Medicine, there are 3 million new cases of scoliosis each year, most of them occurring to children around the ages of 10-12 years old.
Symptoms of scoliosis in older populations
Just because scoliosis tends to occur around the time of puberty does not make it a “young people’s issue.” In fact, scoliosis is an issue for people of all ages. That is, those who have it tend to have had the changes in their spine at an early age while the effects of this curvature might show up at a later time.
Here are some signs of scoliosis:
- Difficult with walking or awkward posture while walking
- Difficulty with breathing
- Pain in your back
- Clothes don’t feel right when you wear them
- Feeling bad about your posture or being told that you have a “poor posture.”
Manage scoliosis with the help of a chiropractor
You can learn to manage scoliosis with the help of a chiropractor. A chiropractor will be helpful in a variety of ways. Here’s just two ways that a chiropractor can help with scoliosis.
A chiropractor can help with the pain associated with scoliosis
Oftentimes, people with scoliosis assume that surgery is the main way of treating scoliosis. The reality is that there are many alternative and less invasive ways of managing scoliosis. With the help of a chiropractor, you can try things like chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and exercises to help you with this condition. You shouldn’t have to choose between the extremes of a surgery or living with the main. There are options available to you when you turn to a chiropractor.
A chiropractor can teach you how to manage scoliosis from the comfort of your home
A licensed and skilled chiropractor will help you manage scoliosis from home. That is, they will teach you exercises that can help you with this condition. Additionally, they will go over lifestyle changes that can help with scoliosis. Lifestyle changes may include learning to stand rather than sit, learning the correct posture associated with different positions, and other aspects. This will be beneficial to you in the long run since a chiropractor should equip you with the tools that you need to learn how to manage this condition.
Move from living with scoliosis to thriving with Elite Chiropractic
At Elite Chiropractic, we would love to help you move from living with scoliosis to thriving! We believe that we can help you manage your condition so that it doesn’t function as a barrier to living your best life. We offer a variety of modalities and therapies that can help you.
If you’re in the state of Washington, contact us at 509-436-8530. You can also reach out to us here. We would love to see you living the life that you deserve!