Scoliosis Treatment NYC

Scoliosis begins as a little bend in your spine that gradually worsens over time. The condition is diagnosed as a bend in the spine that is more than ten degrees to the left or right. If the spine bends even more than that, it is considered a serious health issue.

The silver lining in this is that if the condition is caught early enough and addressed with proper treatment, further health complications can be avoided.

However, if left untreated and undiagnosed, scoliosis can cause patients to develop chronic pain in the shoulders, back, neck, and buttocks. In addition, scoliosis can lead to recurring sciatica issues, and, the capacity of your lungs and heart can decrease. For females, painful menstrual cycles can occur, and there’s always a risk of disability.

How is Scoliosis Diagnosed?

Generally, a parent or guardian will first notice scoliosis in a patient. An examination should be conducted by a healthcare professional right away if a child’s shoulders and pelvis are not level. The Adams Position Test is often used to help diagnose, and sometimes X-rays are needed.

Turn To Elevated Health NYC For Help

Chiropractic care can help decrease the pain and symptoms associated with scoliosis, as well as the condition’s progression. These treatments are an effective, safe, and non-invasive option for those who are tired of pain medication “masking” their symptoms.

Some additional health benefits to chiropractic care include: