Scoliosis in Atlanta
Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system. If you have scoliosis in Atlanta, you have an important resource in Dr. Latrice Lawrence of H2H Wellness Centers.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is identified when the spine curves more than ten degrees to the right or left while facing the examiner. It is possible to have more than one curve in the spine, this is referred to as a double curve. Advanced or extreme stages of scoliosis can result in serious health concerns.
We all remember the scoliosis tests in school, usually in gym class, having to bend over and reach for our ankles as the school nurse inspects the curvature of our spine. The purpose of this early childhood test is that the early detection of scoliosis is treatable and in many cases, preventable from advancing. Pre-teen girls are most commonly affected with scoliosis and it typically develops after growth spurts.
How is Scoliosis Identified?
In addition to assistance from school nurses, parents can often identify problems with the bend of the spine to one side or another, and uneven pairing of the shoulders and pelvis. The best identification of scoliosis is through a proper examination by a Chiropractor.
Early examination by a Chiropractor will save years of preventable pain or discomfort from patients with scoliosis. An Adams Position Test will most likely be used to identify scoliosis and x-rays may be also utilized to determine the extent or advancement of scoliosis.
Chiropractic Treatment of Scoliosis
Chiropractors are trained in identifying and treating scoliosis properly through assessment and chiropractic adjustment. Patients with scoliosis will be provided with a treatment plan, including adjustment and exercise techniques.
Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive treatment path for patients suffering from scoliosis, a path that has proven results for hundreds of thousands afflicted with scoliosis pain and discomfort.
A diagnosis of scoliosis is not the end of the world; however, pain from misdiagnosed or untreated ailments are inevitable. For your scoliosis evaluation, please call today.