Do you or a loved one suffer from Scoliosis?
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a neuromuscular condition that has a lasting affect on your spine. Although it is oftentimes characterized by an S or C shaped curvature of the spine itself, this is just a symptom of the underlying condition. Scoliosis is primarily diagnosed during adolescence, between the ages of 10 and 14, but it can also be diagnosed later into adulthood.
Scoliosis is caused by a miscommunication between the motor-sensory input coming from nerves in the back, and the output produced by the brain. This means that the brain isn't receiving or commanding correct messages about body position. At Complete Wellness Chiropractic Dr. Andrew Becker specializes in the Pettibon System. This is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the spine's hard and soft tissues. It relies on seated x-rays for diagnosis, assessing progress, and proof of treatment effectiveness.
Scoliosis is a progressive condition and if left untreated, it can lead to chronic back pain. It is important to see a professional if you or your loved ones are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
- Shoulder misalignment: If shoulders appear slanted or uneven.
- Hip misalignment: When one hip is higher or more pronounced than the other.
- Poor forward head posture: If ears do not vertically aligned with shoulders when head is turned to the side.
- Uneven head to hip line: When the midpoint between the eyes doesn’t align with the mid point between your hips.
Here at Complete Wellness Chiropractic, we believe in providing long term health for you and your family. We offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of conditions. With the most advanced technology in the chiropractic field guiding our diagnoses and treatments, we are confident in our ability to help all of our patients. Call us today to schedule your first appointment and get yourself on the road to recovery!