Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine, typically in a C or an S shape. Scoliosis usually develops during childhood or the pre-teen years. There is a strong genetic link, so families with a history of scoliosis are recommended to have their children’s spines checked regularly to monitor for signs of the disease. Other factors that contribute to the development of scoliosis are categorized as structural and non-structural. Structural causes are linked to the spine, such as malformed vertebrae, injuries, and infections. Non-structural factors are not-linked to the spine and are often easier to treat.
Some people experience back pain because of their scoliosis; however, not every patient experiences discomfort. In fact, many people don’t experience any symptoms until the abnormal curve of their spine is very pronounced and noticeable. This is why it is so important to have regular appointments with a chiropractor like Dr. Key to monitor the health of your spine, especially if you have a family history of the disease.
Chiropractic care focuses on the health of your spine and addresses misalignment issues that may be ignored by traditional medical practitioners until the issue progresses to a painful degree and the deformity is obvious. Dr. Key has dedicated his practice to helping his patients protect and improve the structural integrity of their spines. The spine is the foundation of your body and if it is structurally unsound, it exposes you to many other painful conditions throughout your body.
Dr. Key provides expert observation of your spine, checking for any abnormalities or misalignments. If you have a family history of scoliosis, it is important to monitor the health and curvature of your spine so that any changes may be addressed immediately. Younger patients may benefit from wearing a brace to keep their spines in correct alignment. Dr. Key also may use structural chiropractic adjustments to keep the spine in the correct alignment. For functional scoliosis cases, exercises, electrical muscle stimulation, and massage can help to keep the surrounding muscles strong and supportive of the spine instead of pulling on the vertebrae and causing alignment issues.
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