Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Scoliosis?

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints by people all over the world. The pain can be translated into one or more of the three major segments of the spinal column; cervical (neck), chest (center back), lumbar (just above the buttocks), and sacral spine (down to the buttocks). One can get to know about lower back pain treatment via

By far the most common site of back pain is the lower spine, or lumbar (also called lumbago). 

Acute low back pain (lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for visits to the doctor.

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But there are other, potentially more serious, spinal problems, and it is scoliosis.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a Greek word meaning the curvature; so that scoliosis is a lateral, or sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is more common in women and usually begins in childhood. It is estimated that about 2% of the population suffers from this condition.

There are no symptoms in its entirety. A person suffering from scoliosis may have lower back pain, feelings of fatigue in the spine after sitting or standing for a long time.

It is very important to have X-rays taken of the spine, because the curvature may be worse than can be detected by visual inspection.

There are also MRI scans and spinal curve measurement specifically called scoliometer screening. If it is determined that the scoliosis is present, then the individual can choose chiropractic treatment.


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