Scoliosis occurs when the spine curves sideways which often starts during the developmental years as the vertebral column grows. Chiropractic care for scoliosis includes an examination to find evidence of scoliosis early on and correct this problem. It is more prevalent in girls, as 1 in 4 girls have scoliosis. The most obvious warning signs of scoliosis are unevenness in the shoulders or a change in posture. With early detection chiropractors have had outstanding success with scoliosis patients.
Since scoliosis is so common in young girls, it’s important to have them checked as they show signs of puberty. Often, girls hide their changing bodies underneath baggy clothes, which also hide signs of the spine growing improperly. Getting checked by a chiropractor can ensure that our daughters are able to grow into healthy young women.
The cause of scoliosis is unknown. A small percentage of scoliosis is genetic, but most of the cases Dr. Goel sees are not. Most likely, it is a result of adaptation and/or compensation to physical trauma such as car accidents, falling down stairs or off of bicycles as well as improper posture. Since spinal bones continue to develop well into the twenties, if left uncorrected, scoliosis can grow worse.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. You or your child does not need to suffer needlessly from scoliosis. There is an alternative to drugs and surgery. If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic can treat scoliosis, book an appointment with Dr. Goel and see for yourself how wonderful chiropractic can feel.