More than 7 million men, women, and children in the United States have a sideways curvature of the spine known as scoliosis. In most cases, Dr. Steve Abercrombie of Back to Health Chiropractic in Danville, California can relieve the pain and dysfunction of scoliosis with gentle, supportive chiropractic care. If you have scoliosis and live in Danville or the surrounding areas, call Dr. Abercrombie for a consultation and treatment or book an appointment online today.
A healthy, normal spine runs straight up and down the back. A spine with scoliosis curves left or right in an “S” or “C” shape.
Scoliosis can throw your hips and shoulders out of alignment so that they tilt dramatically to one side. The misalignment of your spine, hips, and shoulders can cause pain and complicate walking and other maneuvers.
Approximately 85% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, which means that nobody knows what caused it. Idiopathic scoliosis responds well to therapy and can be improved or resolved.
The other 15% of scoliosis is either caused by structural or nonstructural abnormalities. Structural scoliosis refers to the structure of the spine itself, which is rigid and does not function normally.
Structural scoliosis may be present at birth (congenital) or be the result of a medical condition such as cerebral palsy or genetic conditions, including Down syndrome.
Nonstructural sclerosis is caused by underlying conditions that can be treated to improve the alignment of the spine. Nonstructural scoliosis may be caused by:
Scoliosis is unpreventable. Either you’re born with it, or you develop it as a byproduct of aging or an underlying condition.
If you have idiopathic or nonstructural scoliosis, Dr. Abercrombie may utilize gentle therapies to release tension from the spinal cord and surrounding tissues, allowing your spine to resume a more normal shape. He takes pre- and post-therapy X-rays so that you can observe and verify the improvements to your spine over time.
Some therapies Dr. Abercrombie may use include:
You don’t have to endure the discomfort and compromised function that comes with scoliosis. Call Dr. Abercrombie’s friendly staff to set up a consultation, or book one yourself online.