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Scoliosis Care at Brown Chiropractic Center

What Is Scoliosis?

illustration of a spine overlaid on a woman's backScoliosis is a deviation of the normal vertical alignment of the spinal column. In other words, when you look at the body from the back, the spine should be a straight vertical line from head to hips. The human body contains 24 movable vertebrae that are all connected and should sit one on top of the other, forming a straight vertical line.

If something happens to cause a deviation in the way the bones fit in those joints and they move laterally or rotationally, the straight line will develop a curve. This curvature of the spine is called scoliosis.

What Causes It?

Many people believe that scoliosis is something you’re born with—and it’s true that it can be congenital. But scoliosis is also a condition that can develop in people who were born with a straight spine. Injuries from car accidents, work activities or falls, as well as certain types of repetitive actions, can all cause scoliosis.

When an injury or action results in a lateral or rotational misalignment of the spinal joints, the associated soft tissues (including muscles, ligaments and tendons) can be affected. These tissues may tighten and shorten, holding the curvature in place and even making it worse. The pain from this condition can radiate from the back into the shoulders, arms, hands, hips and legs.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

At Brown Chiropractic Center, we get excellent results using chiropractic adjustments to restore the spine’s proper alignment. It’s important to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible after an injury, or as soon as you notice discomfort related to your work activities, such as spending long hours at a computer.

The earlier scoliosis is treated, the more effective chiropractic adjustments will be in curtailing further degeneration and improving the curvature and any associated painful symptoms.

Get Care Today

Scoliosis can progress to the point where the curvature of the spine compresses vital organs. In situations that have progressed this far, surgery is usually the only alternative. Don’t wait until you have no options—contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!

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