Did you know that there are chiropractic techniques that can help relieve and treat the symptoms of scoliosis? If you are in New York, NY, reach out to Dr. Steven McMahon and Dr. Rosalie Login and their team at McMahon Chiropractic to learn more about the gentle chiropractic techniques they offer to help you live more comfortably with scoliosis.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine. It is when the spine curves abnormally, and the degree of the curvature may be small or large. Scoliosis is most often identified in early adolescence or the onset of puberty when children start to experience growth spurts. There are three major types identified.
The severity varies from extremely mild to severe. It is not curable per se, but it can be managed successfully. For developing cases, back braces are often used. Conversely, some people go about their daily lives without knowing they have it or only need minimal treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis
There are several well-documented signs and symptoms of scoliosis, including
- Back pain
- Uneven hips
- One-shoulder presenting higher than the other
- The head is not centered
- The body leans to the left or right
- Changes in the skin, including color in the spinal area
- In cases of idiopathic scoliosis, there have been cases of diminished pulmonary function
Chiropractic for Scoliosis
One of the tenets of chiropractic is promoting the natural healing systems within the body by manipulating and adjusting the spine and musculoskeletal system. This means Dr. McMahon and Dr. Login at McMahon Chiropractic, serving New York, NY are knowledgeable and experienced in the spine and its positioning. Treatments available include:
- Posture analysis
- Physical therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
This works towards reducing back pain you may be experiencing, improving your posture, and contributing to your overall physical and mental well-being, allowing you to have a better quality of life. Chiropractic treatments for scoliosis can work in tandem with more traditional medical treatments to maximize effectiveness.
If you need chiropractic help to relieve your scoliosis symptoms, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. McMahon and Dr. Login and their team at McMahon Chiropractic, serving New York, NY, on 212-243-6384 to make an appointment.