Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine abnormally curves in an “S” or “C” shape. While scoliosis can be treated through non-surgical methods, failure to properly treat this condition can lead to serious problems down the road, including:
- spinal instability;
- difficulty standing or sitting;
- spinal stiffness;
- walking problems caused by a discrepancy in leg length;
- pain; and
- nerve damage.
In extreme cases, unmanaged cases of scoliosis could result in heart and lung problems.
At Chiropractic Medical Center, we offer a number of scoliosis management options for adults and children with this condition. Depending on your case, we may recommend an integrated approach, which can include physiotherapy, medical pain relief or chiropractic care. In addition, our healthcare professionals will work with you to develop at at-home exercise plan to improve posture and strength.
Our office also offers bracing to control pain and manage scoliosis. Unlike braces of the past, today’s scoliosis braces are more flexible, allowing you to engage in everyday physical activities. A member of our team will be more than happy to go over your options if you are a candidate for bracing.
Scoliosis can be managed with proper treatment and exercise. For more information on our scoliosis management services, please call Chiropractic Medical Center today at 717-767-4151 for a FREE assessment.