Millions of Americans of all ages live with scoliosis. Some have such mild cases that they never even notice there is an issue. Others have much more severe cases, which can lead to a great deal of pain and suffering. Whether you fit into the first category or the second, our team at Wallen Family Chiropractic in New Waverly is here to help you find relief and optimal spinal health.
Scoliosis: What What Are the Symptoms?
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves abnormally. Your spine is made up of vertebrae that were designed to sit on top of each other in a neat stack to properly support your body.
Unfortunately, not everyone’s spine is in a neat stack. Instead, a vertebra tilts and the rest follows, leading to an “S” or “C” curve in the spine. When this occurs, it can create some trouble moving properly. However, it can also lead to many other symptoms, since undue pressure is spread unevenly. This often leads to:
- Muscle tension and tightness
- Compression or damage to the nerves and discs of the spinal column
- An uneven gait
- Pain in the shoulders and back
- Difficulty breathing
- Uneven hips and shoulders
- Trouble with the digestive system
Whether you notice any symptoms or not, it’s important to seek care as soon as you realize the condition is present. In doing so, you can often prevent future symptoms, reduce current symptoms, and potentially stop the progression of the curve.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Many people wonder if a chiropractor can help with a condition like scoliosis, but the answer is quite simple. Scoliosis is a condition that is directly related to the musculoskeletal system – something a chiropractor specializes in. While treating scoliosis isn’t a one-session ordeal, spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and other chiropractic care methods can provide relief. Each session can build upon the last to create more lasting and comprehensive results.
Contact Our Chiropractor in New Waverly, TX
Scoliosis doesn’t have to control your life. If you live in or around New Waverly and have been diagnosed with scoliosis, Dr. Wallen at Wallen Family Chiropractic can help. Call our team today at (936) 577-0479 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.