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Alpine Chiropractic Offers Help for Scoliosis

Back pain can sometimes be the result of problems in the structure of the spine. Scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, can cause troublesome symptoms that may interfere with daily life. At Alpine Chiropractic in Gaylord, MI, we can help to relieve pain and improve your spinal function.

What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis occurs when the spinal column does not develop its normal curvature. The result is a sideways curve in the spine that causes additional strain on the muscles of the back. In some cases, the abnormal curvature can be severe and requires surgery to preserve normal movement. For minor cases of scoliosis, chiropractic care can improve alignment and mobility.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

You may notice that your clothes fit awkwardly across the shoulders and back. One shoulder blade may stick out further, or one hip may be more prominent. You may experience upper back pain or have troubling breathing deeply. You may have limited range of motion in the spine or notice unevenness in your walking gait. Severe curvature of the spine can cause pressure on the heart and lungs. It can often result in chronic back pain.

Causes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis often develops just before the growth spurt before puberty. It sometimes runs in families, but not always. Injuries to the back or infections of the spine can result in scoliosis. Birth defects or neuromuscular diseases can cause the condition. Although girls and boys have scoliosis at about the same rate, the condition tends to worsen in girls, as the years pass.

Chiropractic Care Can Help Scoliosis Problems

Chiropractic methods can help to provide better spinal alignment and can relieve pressure on muscles and nerves. Hand-held instruments can also be used to produce more effective alignment. Corrective exercises strengthen supporting muscles and improve range of motion. Massage therapy can be of benefit in relieving muscle strain and improving flexibility.

Contact Us to Make Alpine Chiropractic Your Chiropractor in Gaylord, MI

Dr. Kellie Puroll uses her extensive training in chiropractic techniques and years of experience to help patients in Gaylord, MI and surrounding areas achieve better function and relief from pain so they can enjoy fuller lives. We offer a range of techniques in a welcoming, positive atmosphere, so you can concentrate on improving your health and physical condition. Call Alpine Chiropractic today at 989-732-3035 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic techniques can relieve pain and dysfunction from scoliosis.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "If someone had told me 5 years ago that my back would feel as good as it does today I would not have believed them. My low back hurt every day because of standing on cement floors; loading the wood stove was a painful event. In 1992 I began going to chiropractors but still struggled with back pain. Then in 2010 I started getting my back adjusted by Dr. Puroll and I can't believe the difference, I can't believe how good it feels now. The Activator method has by far been the best for me.."
    Duane R. Gaylord, MI
  • "In 2006 I was in a snowmobile accident. I broke my elbow and fractured every bone in my face among other injuries. In time I healed from these injuries but I was having a pain in my shoulder, more specifically at my collarbone. I was in constant pain with it and it was prone to feeling ice cold. I told my doctor of the pain and my shoulder was x-rayed and I had a CT scan and it revealed nothing but soft tissue trauma from the accident. This went on for five years.

    Then I came to Dr Puroll because I was having low back pain and I told her of my shoulder pain. She found my collarbone out of alignment. She made a few simple, painless adjustments and I cannot believe the results. It is amazing. My shoulder is so much improved ' what a wonderful relief!"
    Bob N.

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