Do You Have Scoliosis?

chiropractic care for scoliosis

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Tulsa. Typically, a scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of a 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 if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages, it can be prevented from advancing over time.

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, the studies have shown that a scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of single vertebrae. Overtime, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often parents and children first notice the presence of a scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, a scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes is posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in other adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose there 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 examination performed by your treating physician is the most effective means of detecting a scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams position test can assist in the diagnosis. Our chiropractors at Health and Stability Spinal Care 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. Finally, with years of experience our Health and Stability Spinal Care Doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine.


Scoliosis in Tulsa

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to stop the progression of scoliosis and in many instances reverse the condition once present. Our doctors at Health and Stability Spinal Care 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 a scoliosis. Often occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas and recreational activities are at the roots of the problem. After these factors have been considered, our chiropractors will perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process. If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call Health and Stability Spinal Care in Tulsa to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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Health and Stability Spinal Care
6130 South Maplewood Avenue Suite B
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 991-5427

PATIENT VISIT HOURS
MondayClosed
Tuesday2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:30am - 6:30pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday1:45pm - 5:30pm
Saturday8:30am - 1:15pm
SundayClosed
NEW PATIENT HOURS
MondayClosed
Tuesday10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday10:30am - 12:15pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday10:00am - 12:15pm
Saturday9:00am - 11:15am
SundayClosed