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Scoliosis

Scoliosis Pain Management

Are you tired of suffering from the pain of scoliosis? A chiropractor in Yorkville at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville is here to help. Below is more information about scoliosis and how we can help.

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What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition where a patient's backbone is curved to one side. The curve's angle can vary in size from patient to patient. A patient is considered to have scoliosis when the angle of the curve in his spine is greater than 10 degrees.  

Causes of Scoliosis

In about 80 percent of cases, the cause of a person’s scoliosis is unknown. There are two types of scoliosis with causes. These are called nonstructural and structural scoliosis.

A patient with structural scoliosis has a spine where the curve is stiff and cannot be reversed. Causes of structural scoliosis are tumors, cerebral palsy, certain genetic conditions like Down syndrome or Marfan syndrome, muscular dystrophy, infections, and birth defects. 

Patients with nonstructural scoliosis have a spine that appears curved, but works fine. Causes are muscle spasms, one leg being longer, and appendicitis or other inflammations.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Symptoms of scoliosis vary slightly between children and adults. Symptoms of scoliosis in adults include feeling tired, shoulders and hips that are not even, bone spurs on the spine, a bump on the lower back, back pain, height loss, pain, numbness or weakness in the legs, shortness of breath, and trouble standing up straight or walking. 

Symptoms of scoliosis in children include back pain, pushed out ribs, uneven shoulders, an uneven back when bending forward, arms not hanging down straight when standing straight up, and uneven hips. 

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Seeking chiropractic care can help relieve back pain and other symptoms of scoliosis. Make an appointment so that we can diagnose your scoliosis and start a treatment plan for you or your child. Your treatment plan may include chiropractic care, massage therapy, pain management, and more. 

Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine and neck so that pressure is taken off of soft tissue, bringing pain relief to these areas. Massage therapy can relax sore muscles and relief tension.

Chiropractor in Yorkville

Make an appointment at your earliest convenience so that we can treat your scoliosis. You can contact us at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, 207 Hillcrest Ave. Ste A, Yorkville, IL, 60560. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at 630-239-7284.