Tallahassee Chiropractor Discusses Scoliosis

Posted by Eric Pragle, DC, LMT

Do you suffer from scoliosis pain? Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes your spine to curve sideways. While scoliosis can definitely cause pain, people also experience back pain from straining their muscles to compensate for the lateral curve of their spine. Most cases of Scoliosis have no specific identifiable cause. There are many theories, but none have been found to be conclusive. There is, however, strong evidence that scoliosis is inherited. One known cause of scoliosis is a result of abnormal muscles or nerves. This is frequently seen in people with cerebral palsy or in those with conditions accompanied by paralysis.

 

Approximately 2-3% of Americans have scoliosis by the age of 16. Less than 0.1% have curves greater than 40 degrees, which is when surgery is considered an option. Girls are more likely to be affected by scoliosis. Scoliosis commonly grows during your "growth spurt" years rarely progressing during adulthood. Degenerative scoliosis beings after the age of 40. This occurs when the combination of age and deterioration of the spine leads to the development of curve in the spine.

 

Common Symptoms Include: 

Although Scoliosis is usually diagnosed with X-Rays of the spine,  there are several physical symptoms that may also indicate scoliosis:

  • Pain areas in the back
  • Leaning to one side
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Physical Deformity
  • Uneven Waist
  • One shoulder is higher than the other
  • One leg appears shorter than the other
  • Respiratory Lungs

 

Instead of tolerating scoliosis pain, relieve it! Pragle Chiropractic offers a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment of scoliosis with the AO Treatment. The AO Treatment is a successful treatment for relief of scoliosis pain. You no longer have to live with the daily pain of scoliosis. Each patient will have a treatment specific to their individual condition. At Pragle Chiropractic you will find gentle and effective relief for your scoliosis pain today, without drugs or surgeries. The relief you experience will be long-term rather than just temporary relief. Pragle Chiropractic is located on 1820 Riggins RD #1, Tallahassee, FL 32308.