Get Ahead of the Curve with Scoliosis Treatment in St. Petersburg, FL
Are you suffering from scoliosis? Suffer no more, because our experienced chiropractor offers a comprehensive plan for scoliosis treatment in St. Petersburg, FL. While some medical experts debate whether natural therapies can help with this condition, there are studies indicating that certain patients get scoliosis relief with chiropractic care. First, let’s discuss what scoliosis is, and follow up with how our St. Petersburg, FL chiropractor can help.
What Is Scoliosis?
The spine has a natural ’S’ curve, however, individual with scoliosis tends to have a lateral, side to side curve that resembles more of a ‘C.’ The condition of scoliosis involves the abnormal curvature of the spinal vertebra. An abnormal curvature that measures over 10 degrees is considered to be scoliosis. Those within the range of 20 to 40 degrees of abnormality are considered to be moderate forms of this condition and are treatable with therapy from a St. Petersburg, FL chiropractor.
Types of Scoliosis and Their Causes
The majority of scoliosis cases are labeled as idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. However, there are several types of scoliosis diagnoses including:
Idiopathic Curvature—Unfortunately, this commonly diagnosed form of scoliosis has no known cause.
Paralytic Curvature—Often the result of a spinal cord injury, a paralytic curvature can block the nerve receptors in the spine, causing them to not function in the stabilized manner in which they should.
Congenital Curvature—Easily identified at the time of birth, congenital curvatures can be treated by chiropractic care in infancy.
Myopathic Curvature—As with the condition of a paralytic curvature, a myopathic deformity means that the spinal muscles are not properly working. Common causes include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and polio.
Disc degeneration can also affect the vertebrae, such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis that cause spinal imbalances. These are forms of secondary scoliosis, and our team can help resolve those issues.
Scoliosis Treatment from Our St. Petersburg, FL Chiropractor
Our experienced St. Petersburg, FL chiropractor is Dr. Colby Staubs, takes a two-phase approach to chiropractic care for scoliosis. Phase one alleviates the pain and discomfort associated with the condition by using a gentle electrical current that sends a signal to the nerves in the back that induces endorphin flow to relieve soreness. POSTURAL CORRECTION
Phase two involves a manual spinal manipulation called a chiropractic adjustment. These non-invasive treatments help correct any bio mechanical stressors present in the back due to scoliosis while helping restore symmetry to the spinal column. To follow up treatments and provide maintenance, patients may spend some time with our therapists performing corrective exercises that can promote a straighter spine and strengthen the back.
Scoliosis Treatment at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury Rehab
If you are looking for scoliosis treatment in St. Petersburg, FL we have solutions for you. Contact us today at (727) 519-3757 to schedule a consultation. Take advantage out our new patient special which gives first-time patients 15 percent off their first visit with Dr. Staubs.