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Scoliosis Treatment In Murfreesboro

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Chiropractic Care For Scoliosis

Did you know that 6 to 9 million Americans have scoliosis? A normal spine has gentle curves, but the spine with scoliosis causes a noticeable sideways bend in your body. It can be due to genetic problems or some other factors. Symptoms for this can be uneven shoulders, leaning to a side, or consistent back pain.

Chiropractic care can be helpful in treating scoliosis. Some of the treatments can include braces, different types of massage therapies, or a last option surgery. At Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro, we focus on holistic approaches to help manage scoliosis and improve lives. Our chiropractors use gentle techniques and personalized exercises to reduce pain, enhance movement, and potentially slow down the condition’s progression.

In Murfreesboro, we’re dedicated to supporting individuals toward a better and more comfortable life, even while dealing with scoliosis.

Types Of Scoliosis

There are mainly two types of scoliosis which are based on the age of the person and other one is based on the causes. Let’s understand both.

Scoliosis based on age:

Infant scoliosis: This kind happens in children under three years old and is also known as congenital scoliosis.
Juvenile scoliosis: It affects kids between four and ten years old.
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: It’s the most common type, seen in about 80% of cases, and occurs in teenagers.

Based on the cause:

Structural: This type is when the spine has a permanent curve because the person was born with a malformation in the spine.
Functional: Here, the spine starts normally but curves over time. This could happen due to things like bad posture, compensating for other issues, or injuries.

Causes Of Scoliosis

There are many different causes of scoliosis, which can be due to various reasons. Some of these causes can include:

  • Untreated injuries and muscle spasms
  • Compensatory scoliosis in very tall people
  • Herniated disc affecting the lower spine
  • Conditions like cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy
  • Physical deformities
  • Spinal injuries or infections
  • Congenital disabilities

Most cases of scoliosis (about 80%) are known as acquired or functional scoliosis. These often happen because of things like:

  • Poor posture
  • Accidents
  • Sports injuries

The good thing is that this type can be treated with good chiropractic care and daily lifestyle changes.

Symptoms Of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition where your spine is bent oddly. People with this condition often feel pain in the middle of their back and might have some nerve-related problems. The most known symptoms might be such as:

  • Uneven shoulders
  • Asymmetrical waist or hips Leaning to one side
  • Prominence of ribs on one side
  • Back pain or discomfort
  • Visible curvature of the spine
  • Difficulty breathing in severe cases, if the ribcage presses against the lungs

It’s important to note that in some cases, especially in mild forms of scoliosis, there might not be noticeable symptoms, and the condition may only be detected during a routine physical examination or screening.

Home Remedies for Pain Relief

Temporary treatments are just that. They help ease the pain briefly, but they usually don’t replace actual treatment. As specialists, we understand that it is hard to go to a health center during these difficult times.

So the following tips can help relieve your pain while you plan your chiropractic appointment:

  • Heat therapy where you first apply cold and then heat for 15 minutes, three times per day
  • Gentle stretches using pain as your guide
  • Exercise at home. Doing exercises to strengthen your back muscles is an excellent way to improve your scoliosis and keep you healthy

Chiropractic Treatment For Scoliosis in Murfreesboro

Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro is your destination for a non-surgical, drug-free approach to help manage scoliosis. While we can’t magically straighten the spine as it was earlier our treatments aim to make your life easier by treating the symptoms.

Imagine a life with less pain, better joint movement, and improved posture stability. That’s what our chiropractic treatments for scoliosis like spinal adjustments, coupled with stretching, massages, and specific exercises, can offer you.

Our Murfreesboro Chiropractor and expert team is all about tailored care for each person. We’re a group of experienced professionals and experts in the field of treating scoliosis, and we’re committed to making you feel your best.

Our chiropractor, Dr. Oscar Noriega DC has over 15 years of experience in chiropractic and will give you the best exercise advice to heal it quickly. Let’s work together to get you back to feeling fantastic!

If you are ready to start to make your life healthy then book your appointment by visiting with us.

Let us help to treat your Scoliosis

Do not ignore your Lower back pain, it can become worse over time. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Lower back pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to treat scoliosis?

Mild or moderate scoliosis can be treated with exercise and chiropractic adjustments.  Only in extreme cases is a prescribed brace necessary. Scoliosis symptoms of pain can be temporarily treated at home with heat therapy and over-the-counter medications. Rarely is corrective surgery necessary.

Is scoliosis considered to be neurological?

It can be a neurological condition related to nerve damage, especially neuromuscular scoliosis. The nerves suffer damage, consequently affecting the muscles and leading to deviation of the spine.

Will my bowel movements get affected by Scoliosis?

It can but in rare instances. If the lumbar curve is very severe, almost at the same level as the intestines, it can cause constipation and possibly interfere with bowel movements.

Isn’t it normal for everyone to have a little sideways curvature?

There are four normal curvatures in our spine, the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Each one has that shape that varies from front to back. Side to side curvature is usually not natural and needs to be looked at by a chiropractor.

Will my height get affected by scoliosis?

Scoliosis can affect a person’s height if there is more spinal curvature. The bigger the curve, the smaller a person can look over time. It can lead to one-shoulder higher than another, or one hip higher than another.

Does medical insurance cover scoliosis treatment?

It depends on the insurance company standards of acceptability. These vary by state and company. Our office will assist you in contacting your insurance provider to find out about costs and coverage for scoliosis treatment.

What are the long-term problems of untreated scoliosis?

Untreated scoliosis can result in long-term issues like persistent back pain, restricted breathing, reduced flexibility, and potential heart and lung problems due to spine pressure. Severe cases may cause physical deformities and emotional distress. Seeking early treatment is vital to manage scoliosis and prevent these complications.

About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.