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Scoliosis Treatment in Cumming Area
Scoliosis can end up causing a lot of discomfort when your spine continues to curve. If your spinal curvature is severe, this can make everyday activities hard to do and affect your quality of life and health. Better Health by Design provides chiropractic care and other services for patients with scoliosis in Cumming, Georgia.
Scoliosis Q & A
Scoliosis most often causes a noticeable curvature of the spine, which can make you feel self-conscious. You might develop:
- Uneven shoulders
- An uneven waist
- Uneven hips
In some cases, scoliosis causes one shoulder blade to stick out more than the other one. You might also experience discomfort if spinal curvature is severe or pronounced enough. This curvature can also make it uncomfortable to be involved in athletic activities.
What causes scoliosis?
Researchers aren’t entirely certain about the underlying cause of scoliosis, but certain risk factors might increase your risk of developing this condition.
Having a family history of scoliosis can raise your risk of developing it.
You’re also more likely to have it at a younger age. Scoliosis typically affects children just before they reach puberty.
Other possible causes include:
- Birth defects that affect your spine
- Spinal injuries
- Spinal infections
- Cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions.
What complications can scoliosis cause?
Scoliosis usually doesn’t cause any major problems if you have a mild form of this condition. In more serious cases, it can end up leading to:
- Lung damage
- Heart damage
- Chronic back pain.
Keep in mind that adults with a history of scoliosis also have a greater chance of experiencing persistent back pain.
Better Health by Design offers chiropractic care that can help relieve chronic pain associated with scoliosis.
What are the treatments for scoliosis?
Conventional treatment for scoliosis usually involves wearing a brace to stop spinal curvature from getting worse. Better Health by Design provides ScoliBrace, a completely custom spinal brace for scoliosis patients. The practice is currently the exclusive provider of ScoliBrace in the southeast.
In severe cases, patients undergo spinal fusion surgery to correct spinal curvature.
If you have back pain or other symptoms of scoliosis, you can benefit from receiving chiropractic adjustments. Better Health by Design provides safe chiropractic care for patients with scoliosis.
How does chiropractic care help scoliosis?
Spinal adjustments that are done as part of chiropractic care at Better Health by Design can help bring your spine into the right alignment. This is more challenging to do when you have scoliosis, but the team at Better Health by Design knows how to perform these adjustments safely. Chiropractic adjustments help ease tension in your spine, which relieves back pain associated with scoliosis.
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