S.M.A.R.T Answers Scoliosis Questions in Arcadia, CA
A diagnosis of scoliosis may leave you and your family with questions. At S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute, our health team including our chiropractic group, medical doctors, physical therapists, and surgeons, want you to understand scoliosis and the ways in which we can help you make improvements.
If you live in or near the Arcadia CA area, we invite you for a consultation with our chiropractor to determine the health and positioning of your spine. Our family-friendly center wants to take care of you, your parents and your children for all of your spine-related concerns.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a term given to a spine that is curving in an unnatural way. A typical spine has a slight curve from the front to the back of the body. In scoliosis, the curve goes side to side and resembles the shape of the letter S.
What Symptoms Appear With Scoliosis?
Our chiropractor is first looking for a side to side curve of the spine. Other symptoms may include an imbalance in the shoulders or hips. In other words, you may see one shoulder lower than the other. Physical symptoms may include back pain, headaches or in severe cases, organ dysfunction.
How is Scoliosis Treated?
Our team uses a variety of techniques to re-train the spine and encourage it to return to a healthier alignment. Chiropractic adjustments are given to move the vertebrae into a healthier position. We may also use spinal decompression to ease the pressure off the discs between the vertebrae and allow for healing. To reduce muscular discomfort and imbalance, our cold laser therapy techniques are used. In certain cases, depending on the severity of scoliosis, our doctors may recommend spinal adjustments performed under anesthesia. This allows for complete relaxation of your muscles and can help the chiropractic team position your spine.
Why Should I Treat Scoliosis?
If left untreated, scoliosis may worsen. If the spine curve is exaggerated, it may interfere with the healthy functioning of other organs such as your heart. Our doctors know that natural scoliosis treatment is effective and encourage you to begin care as soon as possible.
Call Us Today to Begin Scoliosis Care
If you suspect scoliosis in you or a family member, we invite you to S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute for a complete evaluation. Our doctors examine your spine and listen to your symptoms. If scoliosis is found, we put together a complete care plan to ease your discomfort and future concerns. The sooner we begin care, the sooner you feel better and the less likely you are to have lasting concerns.
To learn more or to schedule your first appointment in our Arcadia CA location, call us today at (626) 445-0326.