Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, resulting in a shape like an “S” or “C.” Most people with scoliosis develop the condition when they are going through a growth spurt during childhood or their teens. Girls are more likely to have scoliosis than boys.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what causes the spine to curve unnaturally, though it does tend to run in families. While many people are not bothered by scoliosis, in some cases it can lead to ongoing pain and fatigue, especially as you age. At Access To Health in Fort Collins, we provide chiropractic care to help our patients that are suffering from scoliosis.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Scoliosis symptoms can vary from mild to severe. As the condition progresses, you may notice your range of movement has become limited. Additional symptoms include the following:
· Low back pain
· Stiffness in your joints
· Pain or numbness from pinched nerves
· Fatigue from uneven weight distribution in the lower back and legs
Chiropractic Care Can Help
While surgery has been a widely used approach to help treat scoliosis, there is a natural way to treat the pain associated with scoliosis without pain medication or spinal fusion. Pain medication only masks the pain that is related to scoliosis. Our chiropractor focuses on the source of your pain and treats it directly without relying on medication. Chiropractic care cannot cure an abnormally curved spine, but it can keep you more mobile and reduce your pain and fatigue. Spinal adjustments and muscle work can help you stand straighter and reduce the strain on your back and legs.
Scoliosis Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
At Access To Health in Fort Collins, our chiropractor will create a treatment plan designed to help reduce your scoliosis-related symptoms. Call Dr. Ranae Beard today at (970) 530-0981 to schedule a consultation.