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.