One of the most common back conditions treated at AICA Atlanta is scoliosis. Although children are the primary demographic who experience scoliosis, adults are susceptible to this condition, as well. Learn more about scoliosis and how our Atlanta Chiropractors can provide treatment by contacting us today.
Scoliosis is defined as a spinal disorder that causes your spine to curve unnaturally. The predominant form of scoliosis is known as idiopathic, which is responsible for more than 80 percent of all cases. Idiopathic, unfortunately, refers to a particular condition where the cause is unknown. Other common forms of scoliosis include:
- Congenital curve (a patient is born with the condition)
- Myopathic deformity (back muscles do not function correctly)
- Paralytic curve (back muscles do not work at all)
- Secondary (a patient suffers from a degenerative condition that’s contributing to their scoliosis)
Who Does Scoliosis Affect?
Scoliosis affects millions of people throughout the United States or approximately three percent of the entire population. Of those who manage scoliosis, children between the ages of 10 and 15 are the largest demographic, while seniors are a close second.
Causes of Scoliosis
The majority of scoliosis cases are caused by unknown sources. However, there are cases where the curves are developed abnormally at birth.
Symptoms Associated With Scoliosis
Pain is not common among patients with scoliosis. At the same time, scoliosis is recognized through uneven shoulders or blades that stick out further than the rest of the back, a rib hump, or a hip that appears higher than the other.
Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis With Chiropractic
A physical examination and the use of an X-ray are how Chiropractors typically diagnose scoliosis. There are a few treatment options for patients with scoliosis, such as ongoing Chiropractic Adjustments, observation, and bracing. At AICA Atlanta, we provide back braces that help alleviate pain, correct postural deformities, and reduce inflammation.
The best way to approach scoliosis is to provide treatment as early as possible. If you believe you or your children have scoliosis but are not sure, contact AICA Atlanta right away. You can contact or call our Atlanta Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule an appointment or free consultation to learn more about your treatment options.
Just dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with a staff member about your needs.