Scoliosis In Watertown

spine curvature - chiropractic in Watertown, NY
Scoliosis develops during period of growth in children before puberty. It’s often overlooked and goes unnoticed until it is noticeable. As kids grow, without help from special braces, it can get worse. In children that are still growing, chiropractic treatments at Northern Lights Chiropractic along with a corrective brace can slow the progression of the curve.

Degenerative scoliosis affects post-menopausal women and men over 50. Osteoarthritis causes extra pressure on the vertebrae and accelerates the degenerative process. When the curvature reaches over 60 degrees, he increased pressure on the nerves and pressure on the lungs can lead to numbness in the legs and labored breathing.
The experienced chiropractic doctors at Northern Lights Chiropractic are qualified to diagnose your scoliosis and determine your degree of curvature. If the curve is less than 40 degrees, a custom chiropractic plan will be put in place to slow its progress.
After scoliosis surgery, the other parts of the spine are still overcompensating for the limited range of motions. The chiropractors at Northern Lights Chiropractic can help you set goals to increase your range of motion. They focus the treatment on meeting that goal and on to the next one. Before you know it, you have completely changed the effects scoliosis is supposed to have on you.
While there is no cure, not even after surgery, chiropractic adjustments can relieve the tension and pain caused by scoliosis through strengthening the weakened areas. You may have struggled with the discomfort and embarrassment of scoliosis all your life. Feeling better physically can help you feel better emotionally.
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