If you or your loved one has a suspected or diagnosed scoliosis, the first step is to evaluate the severity of the scoliosis and determine the cause. Often times scoliosis has no known cause and is labeled idiopathic scoliosis. If the scoliosis is recent it may be labeled acquired and if the scoliosis has always been present it is known as congenital. It may be important to take x-rays to measure the curve and help determine a cause. Follow up x-rays may be necessary as well to determine if the scoliosis is progressing or getting worse.
There are a variety of conservative treatment options available for scoliosis such as rehab exercise, bracing and chiropractic adjustments. In addition, scoliosis often time creates a biomechanical imbalance in the spine and leads to accelerated wear much like driving on tires that are not aligned cause wear. This wear can lead to bulging or herniated discs.
The good news for sufferers of scoliosis is that Frisco Spinal Rehab can treat the effects of the condition with spinal decompression which will allow the discs to heal themselves. This non-invasive chiropractic technique can significantly improve flexibility and reduce stress to the joints of the spine.
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