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Any type of back pain can be an obstacle to the various activities a person might want to participate in, but if they suffer from the complexities of scoliosis, it can make matters worse. At the Back Pain Institute of West Texas, our Odessa chiropractor can help provide relief through some of our special techniques for the musculoskeletal system.
Scoliosis occurs when the spinal column has an unnatural lateral curve to it, in the shape of the letters C or S. For instance, when you look at a most individual’s from the back, the spine appears to be straight up and down. However, people with this abnormality would manifest an uneven or lopsided visual aspect. It would be as though they are tilted to one side.
Although many young children and adolescents suffer from this defect, especially during their growth spurt, which is between the period of 10 - 15 years old, adults with degenerative scoliosis usually experience ongoing problems with an increase in spine curvature, which can result in joint pain and diseased discs in the affected area.
People who are at high risk for this impairment are females and those who have a family history of scoliosis as well as individuals with neurological troubles and infections of the spinal column.
At least 80 percent of the time, physicians are not able to find an underlying cause for this disorder. For children and teenagers, the treatment might include braces, in which a person would wear a back brace full time or for eight hours during the night.
The design of the braces encourages proper pressure on the concave area of the spine to lighten the burden of the inner region of the curvature while exerting pressure on the outer part of the curve, with hopes of balancing out the growth pattern of the bones for a more even spine.
A chiropractor might use various treatments including a soft alignment of the head, neck, vertebras, and hips or traction to bring relief. Customized exercises for strengthening and balancing out the body could also be suggested.
When you suffer from scoliosis, it can be uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. We understand this, which is why our compassionate licensed chiropractor in Odessa, Dr. Mark Mehaffey and his highly skilled team of experts are here to help patients feel less self-conscience about their condition.
To make an appointment, please contact our Back Pain Institute of West Texas. Feel free to call us at (432) 332-3388 for more in-depth information.
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