If you have back or neck pain or an apparent spinal abnormality, it could be because of scoliosis. At Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut, experienced chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, offers a variety of treatments for scoliosis that diminish discomfort and give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes your spine to curve. The curve could be mild, moderate, or severe and may worsen in children as they grow. Scoliosis can cause pain and other debilitating symptoms when left untreated.
Common signs and symptoms of scoliosis include:
Complications that can occur with untreated scoliosis include breathing problems, back issues, and a visibly curved spine or stooped posture.
While the cause of scoliosis isn’t always clear, risk factors include:
Symptoms of scoliosis often appear during adolescence. If you have scoliosis that’s painful or debilitating, see Dr. Gailes for an evaluation.
To find out if you have scoliosis and develop a treatment plan if needed, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms and medical history. She completes a physical exam to evaluate your spine and get a better picture of its structure. Dr. Gailes could recommend undergoing X-rays or other imaging procedures.
Dr. Gailes may recommend one or more of the following scoliosis treatments for you:
Things you can do at home to diminish scoliosis pain include performing exercises or stretches as directed by your primary care physician, using ice or heat packs, and avoiding heavy lifting or other activities that could injure your back.
Dr. Gailes might recommend you wear a back brace to correct scoliosis, reduce the risk of disease progression, diminish scoliosis pain, and lower your risk of injuries.
Dr. Gailes offers neuromuscular therapy to reduce tension and pain caused by scoliosis or other back problems.
Chiropractic manipulation can better align your spine, reduce debilitating scoliosis symptoms, and lower your risk of complications.
If you need back surgery, Dr. Gailes refers you to a specialist who can surgically straighten your spine.
To learn more about holistic scoliosis treatments available at Indian Harbor Chiropractic, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.