What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a spinal curvature that affects approximately 3% of Americans today, mainly children and teens. Although the majority of cases are mild, severe scoliosis can cause very serious problems, even squeezing the chest to impede normal lung function.
What are the symptoms of scoliosis?
Scoliosis symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the curvature, with common problems including:
- Leg length discrepancy
- Shoulder height difference
- Hip height discrepancy
- Body leans significantly
- Head is off-center
Up to 23% of people with scoliosis also experience back pain, and about half of them have an underlying back pain trigger such as a herniated disc or spinal tumor.
What causes scoliosis?
Most cases have no known cause. Congenital abnormalities in the spine can also cause scoliosis. Some more severe and rapidly-developing cases of scoliosis are secondary effects of diseases including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida.
Regardless of the cause, you can get effective scoliosis symptom relief at Tyra L Beavers, BS, PTA, DC.
How do you treat scoliosis?
Tyra L Beavers, BS, PTA, DC takes an integrative approach to scoliosis management and treatment. The team uses a collection of healing modalities to create a powerful synergistic effect.
Chiropractic care can offer significant relief for scoliosis symptoms, and it’s usually the cornerstone of treatment. This form of all-natural care is entirely non-invasive, requires no medication, and is safe for people of every age.
The team at Tyra L Beavers, BS, PTA, DC often recommends spinal adjustments for people with scoliosis. Gentle hands-on spinal manipulation can correct spinal misalignments and joint restrictions, which improves joint mobility, nervous system efficiency, and whole-body health.
Ultimately, chiropractic care helps you regain optimal body balance and better equips you to manage the symptoms of scoliosis. Additional non-invasive treatments like massage and physical therapy can boost the benefits of chiropractic.
If you have leg length discrepancy, the team can help with that, too. They refer you for special X-rays that determine leg length on each side of your body.
Then, the team uses a unique treatment protocol that includes custom-made orthotic heel inserts along with chiropractic care and other natural treatments. The team recommends Vionic® inserts and shoes, a favorite brand of Oprah Winfrey.
The team at Tyra L Beavers, BS, PTA, DC sees you as a whole person, and they treat your scoliosis in a way that improves your whole-body health. Book your appointment online or call the Los Angeles area office for scoliosis help now.