Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis in Rivière-des-Prairies
Centre Robert David Chiropraticien offers treatment for people with scoliosis.
Scoliosis, a lateral deviation of the spine
Scoliosis is a progressive deformity that is described as an "S" deviation of the spine. Chiropractic can help to stabilize or correct this type of complex deformity.
It is estimated that about 4% of children between the ages of 4 and 10 develop scoliosis. Scoliosis is detrimental to a child's growth because it makes the back vulnerable. Spinal deformity often causes a bump in the back, which becomes more visible during the growth period in adolescence. It is advisable to treat it before puberty.
There are two types of scoliosis: idiopathic and functional scoliosis. It is not known precisely what can cause idiopathic scoliosis. Functional scoliosis can be the result of poor sleeping or working posture, which unbalances the spine.
Some people may experience back pain, stiffness or muscle fatigue. It is important to consult your chiropractor to establish a precise chiropractic diagnosis. He will establish the risks of progression of the state of the spine and will guide you through the steps to follow.
Effective softening and stabilization of your spine
Note that the key to effective treatment remains early detection of the disease. The earlier scoliosis is detected, the better the chances of reducing or correcting the deviation, thus avoiding surgery in cases where the problem is hazardous to health. Your chiropractor's job is to soften, normalize and stabilize the posture of the spine.
You can detect scoliosis in your child by carefully examining his or her posture. Here are some visible signs:
- Uneven shoulder height
- One shoulder blade is more curved than the other
- Asymmetrical space between arms and pelvis
- Unbalanced basin
- Bump on the back when the child leans over
Symptoms of scoliosis include:
- A visibly curved spine
- Leaning to one side
- Uneven shoulders
- Difficulty in standing and walking straight
- Uneven waist