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Struggling with Scoliosis?

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Do you suffer from scoliosis? Typically scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of a scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages at our Naperville chiropractic clinic, it can be prevented from advancing over time.

Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis in Naperville

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, the studies have shown that a scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of a single vertebra. Overtime, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often parents and children first notice the presence of a scoliosis due to the UN-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in older adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose their normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, severe consequences including heart and lung problems may develop.

An x-ray examination performed by your treating physician is the most effective means of detecting a scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams Position Test can assist in the diagnosis. Our team at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture will also examine the hips and shoulders for UN-leveling, and check the legs for variation in length which. This can be a clue to the development of a scoliosis.

Scoliosis Treatment

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to slow or stop the progression of scoliosis. Our team at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture has the resources and experience to provide you the most appropriate care which may prevent you from having more invasive and aggressive treatments. To accomplish this, our team will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of a scoliosis. Often occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas, and recreational activities are at the roots of the problem. After these factors have been considered, we will likely perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process.

If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Naperville to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

What is Scoliosis?
The spine consists of a number of bones (vertebrae) connected by flexible cartilage that allows us to bend, balance and stretch. When these vertebrae curve into a ‘C’ or ‘S’ shape or even rotate, scoliosis occurs and health problems can develop.

Scoliosis is further identified by form or type:

  • Idiopathic - The most common form of the disorder. Idiopathic means ‘without known cause’ this can occur in children, adolescents or adults. It may run in families.
  • Congenital - This type occurred during development and the baby is born with the disorder. Can exhibit symptoms at any time in childhood or adolescence.
  • Secondary - Some people develop scoliosis from long-term medical problems that affect their musculoskeletal systems.
  • Degenerative - This affects adults and develops in the discs and joints in the low back as we age. Osteoporosis and Osteopenia may be a contributing factor in women.

Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis:

Not everyone who suffers from scoliosis experiences persistent back pain. Your chiropractor will perform a thorough physical examination and gather information specific to your personal and family history. Your doctor will look for:

  • Uneven shoulders upon standing
  • One hip appearing higher than the other
  • Rib prominence or a lumbar (low back) prominence
  • Stiffness
  • Low Back Pain causing pressure on nerves and tissues

Persistent low back pain (LBP) due to scoliosis can eventually lead to numbness and weakness in the lower extremities. This, in turn, contributes to loss of balance. In the older patient with scoliosis, loss of balance leads to loss of overall mobility as falling becomes a very real possibility.

Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Chiropractic adjustment helps to improve form, which in turn helps improve your function.

Chiropractic adjustments and therapies induce greater mobility in your joints, which in turn increases comfort, decreases pain and improve posture.

Acupuncture therapy combined with manual manipulation restores balance and relaxes the tight musculature.


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Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture
24115 West 103rd Street Suite A
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 983-1805