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Scoliosis Care in Hot Springs

curved spine overlayConsidered an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, scoliosis begins as a postural distortion. If scoliosis is left untreated, it could become a permanent deformity. At Body in Balance Chiropractic, we’ve had the pleasure of helping people just like you achieve curvature improvements in scoliosis-sometimes, more than we originally anticipated!
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What Causes Scoliosis?

Generally, there are three main causes of scoliosis:

  • Congenital (genetic predisposition)
  • Habitual (behavioral routines)
  • Idiopathic (unknown cause)

Are There Obvious Clues?

A parent may notice that their child has a high shoulder or low hip, making clothing fit poorly. Uneven shoe wear also may provide a clue. Children with scoliosis also may experience back and leg pains, which are usually dismissed as “growing pains.”

Should You Wait and See If Improvement Happens Naturally?

Scoliosis may often worsen if left to just “run its course.” In severe cases, a child may need to wear an unsightly or cumbersome brace or have surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.

No matter your age, we encourage you to book an appointment if you or a child has been diagnosed with scoliosis or you suspect it may be causing an abnormal curve in the spine.

Natural Approach

Chiropractic adjustments may help to improve the spine’s structure and function. Because an adjustment also may help strengthen and retrain muscles, and your child’s posture may improve.

If you think your child may have scoliosis, we recommend that you bring them in so we can provide an evaluation and determine if we think we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature considered normal?

No, any type of sideways curvature is abnormal. From the back, the spine should appear straight. When a person has scoliosis, there are typically two curves: a primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the other direction.

When does scoliosis require care?

Even “small curves” can cause big pain, and without proper care, scoliosis doesn’t get better on its own. At Body in Balance Chiropractic, we have found that conservative chiropractic care can stop the progression and, in some cases, reduce the abnormal curvature in scoliosis patients.

Do heavy backpacks cause scoliosis?

Not necessarily; however, this is a growing concern. It’s important to ensure that your child uses both shoulder straps on their backpack to distribute the weight evenly. It’s also a good idea to weigh their backpack, ensuring it doesn’t exceed 10% -15% of their body weight.

Learn More Today

If you or a child is struggling with scoliosis, we’re here to help. Contact our team today to book your visit and get started with a custom care plan. We look forward to seeing you in the practice soon!

Scoliosis Care Hot Springs AR | (501) 767-0900