CLA Update: Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Scoliosis

October 27, 2014

Scoliosis is an unnatural sideways curvature of the spine that measures greater than 10 degrees. Depending on the severity of this disease, the spine can also curve towards the front or the back of the body, causing the vertebrae to rotate. Although scoliosis affects between 5 and 7 million people in the United States, more than 80 percent of those cases have no causal factors that can be determined.

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Usually developing between 15 to 17 years of age, scoliosis is more common in girls, but can develop in both sexes. The unnatural curvature of the spine can seriously alter an affected patient’s quality of life. Scoliosis may impede movement, cause pain and affect how major organs, such as the lungs and heart, function, rendering them less effective. Oftentimes, self-esteem and psychological issues may arise, especially with teens that are teased by their peers.

During earlier stages of scoliosis, chiropractic care has been proven to make a significant difference. A doctor of chiropractic can perform an analysis of a patient’s condition and develop a strategy, including targeted spinal adjustments to correct subluxations causing nerve interference. Although not a cure for scoliosis, chiropractic care for scoliosis can provide immense relief and contribute to a straighter spine.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America recognizes the importance of affordable, quality chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on chiropractic visits. Remember, the bottom line in chiropractic is this — if you’re alive and suffering from scoliosis, you’re better off receiving chiropractic adjustments to relieve the nerve interference it can cause.

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