Do you have Scoliosis?
While there are many possibilities regarding the root cause of scoliosis that have been researched, there is actually very little consensus regarding its origin. Those research studies, however, have shown that scoliosis is more likely to occur in younger adolescent females. It is not uncommon that the small bend in the spine begins with a single misaligned vertebrae. As time with the condition progresses, the body begins to compensate for the abnormality by developing “S” and “C” shaped curves. The telltale signs are usually in the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis that many parents and children observe. Unlike the other spinal conditions, scoliosis shows an astute resistance to reversal by changing the overall posture of the patient.
Though many of the cases of scoliosis affect the younger population, it’s important to realize that the condition is also typical of older adults, as well. As people age, degenerative disorders like osteoporosis causes the vertebrae to lose their normal shape. In result, the body begins to compensate through the production of lateral curves in the spine in an effort to keep the patient’s head level. Similarly to younger patients, if the cause of the bending is not addressed,
the condition can render severe consequences including heart and lung problems.
The most effective means of detecting scoliosis is via an x-ray examination by your physician. An alternative diagnosis examination might be an orthopedic examination such as the Adams position test. Dr. Kaci Roach of Chiropractic + Recovery is trained to examine the hips and
shoulders for un-leveling and also checks the legs for length variations which can be a hint that scoliosis is in development. She is extremely proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis through range of motion evaluation.
Scoliosis in Amarillo, TX
Every patient should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment at first. Years of studies show that chiropractic care has helped in stopping the progression of scoliosis and in many instances completely reverse the condition. Dr. Kaci Roach has the experience to provide you with the appropriate care and likely eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments. To begin, our office would develop a full health history to help identify any contributing factors to the presence of scoliosis. Many times, lifestyle habits, previous traumas, occupational factors, and even recreational activities are at the root of the problem.
Once these factors have been taken into consideration, Dr. Kaci Roach will perform spinal adjustments to help reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the healing process. If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or how chiropractic care can help with your healing journey, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.