When it comes to scoliosis, diagnosing and managing this unique condition requires specialized training. Steve Abercrombie, DC, at Fremont Chiropractic in Fremont, California, is a skilled chiropractor with the expertise needed to treat this chronic spine condition. If you’re looking for solutions to improve your quality of life without surgeries and braces, call Fremont Chiropractic or schedule a consultation online today.
Scoliosis is a condition marked by a sideways curvature of the spine. Its exact cause is unknown, but it typically occurs during a child’s pre-pubescent growth spurt. Scoliosis is also more common in girls and may be hereditary.
While scoliosis cases are usually mild, they can develop into spinal deformities that worsen with age. In extreme cases, scoliosis can be disabling, and the lungs are unable to function correctly.
Scoliosis can lead to heart and lung damage as well as chronic back pain.
Evidence of scoliosis might include uneven hips or shoulders, one shoulder blade more pronounced than the other, or an uneven waist.
When untreated, your curved spine can also twist or rotate. If this occurs, your ribs can protrude farther on one side of your body.
It’s important to monitor a scoliosis diagnosis closely. Sometimes no treatment is needed, but chiropractic care can reduce the curvature of your spine and prevent your condition from worsening.
Scoliosis is a chronic condition, which means it's incurable. But chiropractic care can manage it.
During your initial physical exam, Dr. Abercrombie takes digital X-rays to document the curvature of your spine. He also assesses your flexibility, sensorimotor integration (SMI) to see how your brain communicates with your body, and your commitment to managing your scoliosis.
Using specialized chiropractic techniques explicitly developed for scoliosis care, Dr. Abercrombie focuses on repositioning your joints instead of working to release joints that are restricted.
Repositioning your joints is an extensive process that involves muscle relaxation and brain retraining. Your brain has to stop using your muscles and spinal joints the way it had been and learn how to use them in their new placement. To accomplish this, Dr. Abercrombie uses:
Following your initial treatments, Dr. Abercrombie takes additional X-rays to see the spinal changes you’ve experienced through treatment. He works closely with you to outline an ongoing strategy to manage your condition.
If you’re looking for nonsurgical scoliosis treatment, call Fremont Chiropractic today or schedule a consultation online to learn more.