Scoliosis is the medical term for a sideways curve in one or more segments of the spine and is often accompanied by slight twisting or rotation of the trunk. It can be difficult to detect and diagnose because it is usually not painful, and mild spinal curves aren’t easily visible. Chiropractors and specifically chiropractic adjustments are one of the most effective ways to treat scoliosis. If you or a loved has been diagnosed with scoliosis, find a chiropractor in your area who treats scoliosis. If you think you may have scoliosis its important to take the appropriate steps before it worsens.
At West End Chiropractic and Wellness of St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, our doctors have helped treat patients dealing with scoliosis. We start by x-raying and physical examination to determine the area and severity if you have scoliosis. Based on your initial examination and results, we will create a treatment plan specific to you to help you achieve your goals and correct your spine. At West End Chiropractic we offer a wide variety of treatment options to help our patients, these include electric stimulation, spinal adjustments, exercise therapy, laser therapy, nutritional counseling and fitting you for a back brace. Most mild cases of scoliosis respond well to chiropractic treatments, and no further care is needed. In very rare and severe cases you may be referred to a medical doctor for possible surgery.
While no one wants to get scoliosis, the treatments are quite tolerable and the prognosis is generally good. Your chiropractor should be the first visit you make, if you suspect your child has scoliosis. Chiropractors are experts at diagnosing and treating scoliosis.
To schedule an appointment call West End Chiropractic and Wellness at (952) 500-8477 or visit us online at www.westendchiromn.com