Chiropractors & Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX & McKinney, TX
Approximately five in every 100 people have scoliosis — a curvature of the spine that can cause neck discomfort and back pain because of alignment issues. At Posture Perfect Wellness Center in Dallas, Chiropractors work in close collaboration with Medical Doctors to provide comprehensive and innovative treatments to alleviate pain, restore function and optimize health. To schedule an appointment to learn more about scoliosis treatment, call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or book online today.
Scoliosis Q & A
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a back condition that creates an abnormal side-to-side curvature in your spine. This curve makes your spine appear “S”- or “C”-shaped instead of being a straight line.
The spinal curve associated with scoliosis can cause your hips, shoulders, or waist to be uneven. In extreme cases, your spine can also rotate, making one shoulder blade more prominent than the other.
Mild forms of scoliosis typically cause few issues, but more advanced curves can cause severe spine pain.
What causes scoliosis?
In more than 80% of scoliosis cases, there isn’t a known cause. However, several factors can increase your risk of developing the condition. These include:
- Family history
- Being a female
- Injury or spine infection
- Congenital abnormalities in the spine
- Neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy
Girls are at higher risk of developing scoliosis than boys. The symptoms of scoliosis typically appear immediately before puberty, but scoliosis can develop in adults as well. Degenerative scoliosis is the second most common type of scoliosis in adults. This form of scoliosis is due to wear and tear on the lower back that causes a curve to develop.
What are the symptoms of scoliosis?
Common indicators of scoliosis include:
- Neck or back pain
- Misalignment of the pelvis and hips
- A body that tilts to the left or right
- Legs that appear to be different lengths
- A shoulder blade that’s higher than the other
If you have scoliosis, it’s important to work closely with your doctor to preserve your spine health and reduce your risks of lung and heart damage.
How is scoliosis diagnosed and treated?
To diagnose scoliosis, your physician at Posture Perfect Wellness Center provides a full exam to review the physical appearance of your spine. Since scoliosis can be genetic, they also discuss your personal and family medical history. Your doctor uses X-rays and posture analysis to confirm your scoliosis diagnosis and determine the severity of your spinal curve.
Scoliosis treatment depends on several factors including your age and gender, the shape of your spinal curve, the severity of your spinal curvature, and its location.
Common types of scoliosis treatment include:
- Chiropractic manipulation
- Physical therapy
- Pain Medication
- Spine Injections
Your doctor might also recommend dietary supplements and exercises to improve your overall health and wellness.
We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.
Learn how to manage scoliosis and protect your spine health; call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online to learn about treatment options today.