Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine, causing it to curve to one side. While scoliosis can occur in people of all ages, it most often affects adolescents during their growth spurts. While there is no cure for scoliosis, there are treatments available that can help alleviate the symptoms, which we’ll cover in the points below.
Chiropractic treatment can help relieve symptoms of scoliosis by correcting spinal misalignments and restoring proper function to the nervous system. When the spine is out of alignment, it puts pressure on the nerves that run through it. This can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the extremities. By realigning the spine, chiropractors can take the pressure off of these nerves and help alleviate these symptoms.
In addition to relieving pain, chiropractic treatment can also help improve posture and prevent the progression of scoliosis. When the spine is properly aligned, the muscles and ligaments surrounding it are able to work properly, and this helps hold the spine in its correct position; preventing further curvature. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep the spine aligned and prevent further progression of scoliosis.
Physiotherapy stretches the muscles in the back and relieves the pressure on the nerves, which can help to reduce the pain caused by scoliosis. Physiotherapy can also help to improve your posture and make it easier to move your body. In some cases, physiotherapy can even help to prevent scoliosis from getting worse.
Massage therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing scoliosis symptoms. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage therapy was associated with a decrease in scoliosis curvature, improved range of motion, and reduced pain levels.
Another study published in The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that massage therapy was effective in reducing muscle tension in people with scoliosis. This, in turn, helped to reduce pain levels and improve range of motion. Massage therapy can also help to improve circulation and increase joint flexibility – these benefits can help to reduce fatigue and improve overall quality of life.
The pain and stiffness associated with scoliosis can have a drastic negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, but it’s important not to be discouraged. With the right treatment, you can overcome the challenges that come with curvature of the spine and regain your ability to live a happy, active lifestyle. Book an appointment at SA Wellness Centre today.