Scoliosis is a medical condition caused by an abnormal curving of the spine in adults and children. Receiving holistic care at Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture can be an effective way to manage acute or chronic pain caused by scoliosis. Our experienced Westport chiropractors provide natural chiropractic and acupuncture therapies designed to improve the spinal misalignment and reduce the pain.
What is Scoliosis?
The normal spine has an S-shape when viewed from the side. Scoliosis occurs when the spine curves sideways and appears as an irregular S or C. It makes the shoulders and hips appear uneven and may cause severe pain due to pressure on the spine, chest, rib cage, hips, and musculoskeletal structures.
What Causes Scoliosis Pain?
- Dislocated spinal joints
- Misaligned spine
- Compressed spinal nerves
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Sacroiliac joint inflammation
- Degenerative disk disease
Common Scoliosis Pain Symptoms
The following pain symptoms depend on whether the curvature is in the neck, upper back, or lower back spine:
- Upper or lower back pain
- Neck or chest pain
- Sciatica (nerve pain)
- Hip or leg pain
- Trouble breathing
- Pain in the shoulder blades or arms
- Difficulty walking or bending
- Numbness or tingling
How Scoliosis Pain is Diagnosed?
Scoliosis is diagnosed by doing a thorough evaluation and physical exam, assessing your symptoms, and going over your medical history. Our Westport chiropractors will X-ray the spine to determine the severity of the curve and help to detect worn, bulging or herniated discs, inflammation, and pinched nerves.
Treating and Managing Scoliosis Pain in Westport
Our chiropractic wellness plan may include spinal adjustment, non-surgical spinal decompression, acupuncture, and targeted stretches.
Spinal Adjustment: Controlled force is applied to the spine using the hands or a special instrument to mobilize the spinal structures and tissue. Spinal adjustment realigns the spine and reduces pain by taking the pressure off the joints, nerves, and herniated discs.
Spinal Decompression: Our chiropractors performs lumbar or cervical spinal decompression therapy to stretch the spine using our state-of-the-art machines. Elongating the spine helps to increase the spaces between the vertebras, correct bulging or herniated discs, and relieve pinched nerves. Proper flow of nutrient-rich fluids to the spine is also restored.
Acupuncture: This natural therapy is effective in relieving headaches and neck, back, or nerve pain linked to scoliosis. Our expert acupuncturists may use ultra-fine needles or the needleless Theralase laser to improve your pain.
Make an Appointment with Our Westport Chiropractors
For over 30 years, our highly skilled chiropractors at Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture have helped relieve neck and back pain with chiropractic care. Your drug-free treatment plan will be tailored to suit your needs. Call our Westport, CT office at (203) 227-4474 to schedule a consultation.