Scoliosis of the spine, often simply referred to as scoliosis, happens when the spine curves to the side, rather than straight up your back. Scoliosis can be painful and affect your life in many ways. At Southwest Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to helping our patients overcome scoliosis and take back their lives.
What Causes Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is often caused by muscle dystrophy, birth defects, and cerebral palsy. Other complications, such as tumors, infections, and Marfan or down syndrome can cause it as well. Many people first learn they have scoliosis when they are pre-teens or in their early teen years. Scoliosis may develop at any point in your life, from infancy to old age, but is more prominent when you are a teen. However, you may develop degenerative scoliosis later on in life as your bones begin to degrade.
There are two main kinds of scoliosis you may have; structural and nonstructural. Nonstructural scoliosis is typically caused by inflammation, muscle spasms, and even when you have one leg that is longer than the other. Structural scoliosis typically results from birth defects and certain health conditions. The main difference between the two is with nonstructural scoliosis, the spine functions normally even with a curve and with structural scoliosis, your spine is rigid. The best way to combat this is to receive scoliosis treatment.
Oftentimes, people with scoliosis notice no symptoms, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have it treated. As scoliosis worsens, symptoms can become severe and even debilitating. Symptoms include:
Available Scoliosis Treatment
While the symptoms may be minimal, scoliosis is definitely something you want to treat. One of the best ways to treat scoliosis is through chiropractic care. During chiropractic care, you may undergo deep massages and physical therapy to ensure your body, especially the brain, joints, and muscles, are in working order after each treatment. One thing to note about scoliosis is that it’s usually an ongoing, recurring issue—so your scoliosis treatment will be too. While this may seem like a hassle, the relief you’ll feel afterward will be worth it.
The kind of treatment you receive will depend on different things, including your age—such as whether you’re receiving treatment as a preteen or elderly person—and the kind of scoliosis you have.
Southwest Chiropractic Can Help!
If you need scoliosis treatment, Southwest Chiropractic is here to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Neck pain often ranges from uncomfortable to an issue that prevents us from doing daily activities. There are various factors that contribute to neck pain, and thankfully, some are avoidable!
Usually neck pain subsides on its own, but if it persists it could be a sign of an underlying issue. Usually in these cases it’s best to seek treatment early. Some common neck pain instances include:
What Causes Neck Pain?
Often, it’s everyday activities that can cause persistent neck pain. Sprains and strains are the most common causes. Strains happen when a muscle or tendon has been irritated by over-extension or overuse, and a sprain is essentially the same thing but on a ligament.
Common causes of sprains and strains include:
Chiropractic Care Can Pinpoint the Cause and Solution
At Southwest Chiropractic, we understand that neck pain is at best a nuisance and at worst debilitating. Regardless of your degree of pain, we are passionate about helping you feel better and live a full healthy life. Contact us today and we’d be happy to schedule you a consultation create a wellness plan and get you on the mend in no time.
Your body’s natural response to stress is actually healthy. When you react to a stressor, your body will perceive it in one of three different ways: environmental, bodily, or emotional. Your body reacts in specific ways in order to help you with the fight or flight process. However, when you have constant stressors in your life, you may become overstressed. This can lead to adverse health issues. Stress management treatment is a great way to correct the problem and get your body back to feeling its best.
Back pain can be extremely stressful because of the persistent discomfort. It can also be disheartening not knowing what is causing the pain. Fear of medications and surgery often loom overhead. However, visiting a chiropractor is a great way to find relief without heavy medication and surgery.
Honest Diagnosis to Treat the Problem, Not Just the Symptoms
At our wellness clinic, the first thing Dr. Aguayo will do is conduct an interview and exam to find the cause of the pain. Whether you have a herniated disc, strained back muscles and ligaments, compression, or any other problem, he’ll determine the course of your treatment. Instead of just treating the pain, he will address the cause of the pain. Not only that, with ongoing treatment, he will help you experience lasting relief. Visiting a chiropractor and sticking to a long-term treatment plan is a great, healthy alternative to using pain meds or undergoing surgery.
When people consider seeing a chiropractor for care, the first thing they think of is receiving spinal adjustments. The truth of the matter is that seeking medical care from a chiropractor entails much more than that. The first step will more than likely include a spinal adjustment to get the joints functioning properly and to alleviate some of the pain. However, the treatment will also extend into corrective care which can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This ongoing chiropractic treatment will help the condition and help prevent any further injuries. Dr. Aguayo always seeks to provide overall wellness.
With ongoing care, you will also experience a rehabilitation plan that is determined by your specific needs. There is no blanket answer for recovery when it comes to back pain. Every condition is different and each patient deserves unique, thorough care. Through rehabilitation, the chiropractor will teach you specific exercises to conduct on a regular basis to improve your recovery time. He will use special tools and strategies to ensure you get the care you need.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing back pain, you don’t need to rely on pain medications or surgery for relief. Our chiropractor can give you the treatment you need to experience a relief and recovery. Contact us today. We offer same day appointments.
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