by NuView Health Medical
The human spine naturally forms a slight S curve, but those with scoliosis typically have an abnormal side-to-side lateral C curve. Curvature abnormalities beyond 10-degrees are considered scoliosis, with 20-40-degree curves being considered moderate. Any abnormalities beyond those figures indicate a more serious, degenerative form of this condition. There are also several different types of scoliosis including:
- Idiopathic Curvature
- Paralytic Curvature
- Congenital Curvature
- Myopathic Curvature
Each of these conditions can result in back pain.
Scoliosis treatment from a midtown chiropractor
Adjustments by a chiropractor attempts to help correct curvatures in the spine and vertebra by gently using their hands to put them in proper positioning. Of course, with scoliosis, results may be limited and temporary but can provide tremendous relief for sufferers.
Numerous studies have proven the efficacy of chiropractic care for scoliosis relief and symptomatic treatment. Our chiropractor evaluates each patient’s specific diagnosis and current condition before establishing an integrated regimen of care that will provide optimal results.