Do You Have Scoliosis?

scoliosis care is helped by with chiropractic care

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Fox Chapel. Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that we may be able to help. This article discusses how chiropractic care can help.

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, studies have shown that a scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend will be the start of scoliosis. Over time, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Parents and children may notice the presence of scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture. Early detection is the key to scoliosis treatment. Sometimes parents or children may not be sure they have any problem at all. At Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation we can easily determine if there is a problem and start you with the proper treatment for that problem.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in older adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose their normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, severe consequences including heart and lung problems may develop.

An x-ray is the most effective means of detecting scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams position test can assist in the diagnosis. Our chiropractors at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will also examine the hips and shoulders for un-leveling and also check the legs for variation in length which can be a clue to the development of a scoliosis. Our Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis  and will make sure you get the treatment that you need.


Scoliosis in Fox Chapel

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic and rehabilitation may help patients with scoliosis. Our doctors at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation have the resources and experience to provide you the most appropriate care and as a result, eliminate the need for more invasive and aggressive treatments. To accomplish this, our office will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of scoliosis. Occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas, and recreational activities may be part of the problem.

After these factors have been considered, our chiropractors will determine if you can be helped with conservative care. If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Fox Chapel to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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Tauberg Chiropractic
& Rehabilitation

55 Alpha Drive West #6
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 517-8124