Scoliosis Treatment With Our Louisville Chiropractor
Scoliosis is a spinal abnormality in which your spine curves sideways instead of front to back. While this may not sound as if it would interfere with your daily living- it may, depending on the severity of the curve. A scoliosis curve in your spine may lead to back pain, headaches, poor posture, drooping shoulders and hips and if left untreated, may interfere with organ functions. At Highland Chiropractic, our Louisville chiropractor, Dr. Charles Copeland evaluates the spine's shape to determine if scoliosis is a concern. This complete examination uses x-rays, manual palpations and movements to observe the shape and function of your spine. If Dr. Copeland sees an indication of scoliosis, he discusses with you the benefits of chiropractic care in reducing your pain, eliminating the progression of the spinal abnormality and returning your spine to a healthier shape.
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis in Louisville
Dr. Copeland offers gentle chiropractic care for Scoliosis in Louisville. Chiropractic adjustments reposition the "S"-curved spine into a healthier, more natural alignment. After your initial diagnosis, you may find your body requires more frequent adjustments to alleviate your pain and train your body to maintain a healthier position. Over time, as the shape of your spine progresses, Dr. Copeland will adjust your visit frequency accordingly. Scoliosis responds very well to chiropractic adjustments and particularly well at younger ages. If you suspect or have learned your child has scoliosis, we suggest speaking with Dr. Copeland as soon as possible so treatments can begin immediately. A young spine is pliable and learns to hold a straighter alignment as your child ages. Adult spines also accept chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pain and discomfort from scoliosis. The key is to avoid the progression of the curve and the abnormality leading to greater concerns such as hindering organ performance.
Our chiropractic care for scoliosis may also include lifestyle changes and corrective exercises. Our wellness team shows you ways to strengthen your core and the muscles that support a straight spine. We also teach you flexibility exercises to eliminate muscular imbalances that may be pulling the spine out of alignment. Exercise and lifestyle changes such as re-arranging your work area lead to an improvement in shoulder and hip position. As you progress through your chiropractic care plan, we show you healthier sleeping habits and lifting mechanics to avoid unnecessary strain on your spine.
Visit our Louisville Chiropractor Today for Scoliosis Treatments
Highland Chiropractic invites residents of Louisville and the surrounding areas to our natural healing center. Scoliosis is a spinal abnormality that is corrected with gentle chiropractic adjustments. Our approaches are medication free and do not use surgery. Instead, Dr. Copeland positions your body to heal and restore itself. If you or a loved one is dealing with pain or discomfort from scoliosis, visit us today to learn more about our treatment options. If you would like answers to your personal questions or are ready to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Copeland, please contact us at 502-454-5000.