Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a spinal disorder that causes an irregular curvature of the spine. Scoliosis develops around the ages of 10 to 14 and is seen in adults as well. A brain miscommunication from the motor-sensory input causes the spine to unnaturally curve into a C-shape or an S-shape. Dr. Sophia Argeropoulos, our chiropractor near Mt. Sinai, is here to help if you suffer from scoliosis and are looking for someone to manage your condition.
Signs of Scoliosis
Severe cases of scoliosis shrink your chest space making it difficult for your lungs to function properly. You may want to have your child checked for scoliosis if your child has recently been through a growth spurt. Mild curves may develop with little notice, so it is important to pay attention to the following signs and symptoms with your child:
- Uneven shoulders
- Unproportional hip heights
- Ribs sticking out unevenly
- Head posture
Scoliosis is best treated when it is recognized early. Visit our chiropractor near Mt. Sinai if you notice one or more of these symptoms in your child.
To start treatment, we will evaluate the condition of your spine. The Cobb method is a commonly used evaluation technique which measures the degree of the curve in your spine. A curve greater than 10 degrees is a positive diagnosis for scoliosis. Next, our chiropractor near Mt. Sinai will check for how rigid your spine is. This is used as an indicator of how much work will be needed before we can start your scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Sophia Argeropoulos will then work to retrain your brain miscommunication from your motor-sensory input. Retraining involves a series of balance tests which will work to improve the communication between your brain and nerves. Balance training works as a form of conditioning to manage your scoliosis. Conditioning works to realign your neck, hips, and shoulders to reduce the unnatural curve in your back. Chiropractic treatment by our chiropractor near Mt. Sinai will help manage your scoliosis, bring you comfort, and help decrease your pain.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding how Dr. Sophia Argeropoulos can help with your scoliosis condition, please contact us today.