Scoliosis is a serious ailment that affects up to three percent of the population six to nine million people in the U.S. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is usually detected between the ages of ten and fifteen. It affects both genders but tends to be seen more often in females. If this condition is not too debilitating, it can be helped with spinal adjustments and other chiropractic treatments. If you are having spinal issues like scoliosis, contact our chiropractors at Chiropractic Centers of Drs. Campanella & Olivacz in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, MD, for an exam.
What is Scoliosis?
Many people have mild cases of scoliosis and live with it without ever know they have it. It often gives the spine the appearance of a C or S shape, as if you are leaning to one side. Scoliosis can appear on either side of the spine. Several signs can help you determine if you are showing signs of the condition, such as:
- Uneven shoulders
- The head is not centered above the pelvis
- The hips are uneven and may be raised high on one side
- The rib cage is not even on both sides
- The waist is uneven
- The body leans more to one side
- Persistent back pain
- Reduced pulmonary function
The cause of scoliosis is not known. Some people are born with it, and others develop it as they age. Some possible causes may include:
- Problems with the nervous system, including cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
- It may be inherited or genetic, as it tends to run in families
- Legs are not the same length
- Injury to the spine or back
Spinal Adjustments for Scoliosis
When it is handled by qualified professionals like the team at Chiropractic Centers of Drs. Campanella & Olivacz, Inc, chiropractic care is safe for just about everyone, including people with scoliosis. Studies conducted by the U.S National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health confirmed that there are benefits to chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments can ease nerve and joint compression, improve joint and nervous system function, and make the symptoms of scoliosis better to manage.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Bel Air or Havre de Grace, MD, visit the team at Chiropractic Centers of Drs. Campanella & Olivacz. We will review your health needs and develop a treatment plan. Before looking at invasive measures for your scoliosis, contact our Bel Air location at (410) 893-8339 or our Havre de Grace office at (410) 939-4488 today.