What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. Most cases of scoliosis present in children and adolescents before or during puberty. Many individuals with scoliosis have only mild symptoms. Severe cases of scoliosis can be debilitating and painful. If you have this condition, it may be helpful to seek chiropractic care. We can assist you here at Innovative Chiropractic Clinic in Swansea, IL.


Causes & Symptoms of Scoliosis

It has been known that scoliosis can be a result of muscular dystrophy or even cerebral palsy. However, the exact cause of many scoliosis cases is unknown.

Other causes of scoliosis may be a result of:

  • Infections or injuries to the spine
  • Birth defects that affect the development of bones within the spine
  • Neuromuscular conditions

There are also certain risk factors that come along with developing scoliosis which include:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Sex

Symptoms of scoliosis include the following:

  • Uneven waist
  • Uneven shoulders
  • One hip that is higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade that protrudes more than the other

How can a chiropractor help?

It is important to seek a chiropractor for treatment of scoliosis since it can lead to additional health problems. Breathing difficulty as well as reduced lung capacity are both tied to scoliosis. Chiropractors are very knowledgeable when it comes to musculoskeletal issues and disorders. Chiropractic care involves reducing pain using non-invasive and drug-free methods by reducing pressure on the nervous system. Techniques that our chiropractor uses also help with strengthening the body’s core.

Our chiropractor also recommends different ways for patients to rest and move that can relieve or minimize pain. We also recommend different strengthening exercises to help with the support of joints and increase the ability to take deeper breaths.

As a result of chiropractic care, you can enjoy:

  • Improved flexibility
  • An increase in lifestyle and activity
  • A reduction in inflammation
  • A reduction in both pain and discomfort
  • An increase in range of motion

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, give us a call here at Innovative Chiropractic Clinic. Our office is located in Swansea, IL. We look forward to hearing from you. Chiropractic care for scoliosis is highly beneficial for those that have a severe case of the condition or have not responded well to alternative treatments.


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