Scoliosis

It can be corrected.

Scoliosis can be tragic. It causes physical and emotional pain. This sideways bending of the spine causes abnormal posture and finally, deformity. If allowed to advance, it can interfere with the lungs, heart and other vital organs. With early detection and Chiropractic Care, there is hope.

Scoliosis frequently affects girls but can also harm boys. Any child between the ages of 8 and 18 is susceptible. The causes vary, some are born with it, some get it from assuming habitual bad postures. Many causes are still unknown.

In the beginning, when it is easiest to correct, there are already symptoms. Alert parents may notice that a shoulder is higher than another or a lower hip makes a child’s clothing fit awkwardly. A child may exhibit back and leg pains, but are overlooked as just growing pains. Neglect is the biggest danger. If allowed to run its course, scoliosis can steadily worsen. Early detection is critical.
Severe cases can involve surgery. This procedure attaches steel rods to the spine to force it to straighten. Chiropractic Care has helped many young women avoid the unhappy effects of scoliosis and the procedure is simple, natural and safe.

First, Dr. Dooley will perform a thorough examination to detect the scoliosis and what stage it is in. Then, corrective action will begin at once. The primary course of care is a program of specific chiropractic adjustments that will help improve the function and structure of the spine, strengthen muscles and improve posture.

Chiropractic Care has helped countless young women and men reclaim their health, posture and self-esteem.