Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
If you have scoliosis, you may have frequent back pain and referred pain caused by your spine being out of alignment. You might have neck, hip, or shoulder pain, as well as headaches. You may need a variety of treatments to help your condition, and one type of treatment you may want to consider is chiropractic care. Here's how a chiropractor might treat your spinal condition.
Provide Spinal Adjustments
If you have mild scoliosis, a chiropractor might be able to straighten your spine. Although spinal adjustments probably won't be a permanent cure, they can provide temporary straightening and pain relief. Therefore, you may need periodic chiropractic treatments for the long term.
Even if you have a more advanced condition, a chiropractor still might be able to help by adjusting your spine to relieve nerve compression and other problems. This can provide pain relief and make your scoliosis more manageable.
Help Relieve Muscle Pain
When your spine moves out of alignment, your muscles can be affected. Some of your muscles become strained or overdeveloped, while others get weak. A chiropractor might provide treatments that relieve muscle pain such as ultrasound therapy.
They might also try deep tissue massage to break up sore spots in your muscles and to relieve tension. The chiropractor might also recommend specific exercises that help straighten and strengthen your back and that balance your muscles. Working with your muscles might help you maintain an improved posture while helping with pain relief.
Provide Natural Treatments
The treatments a chiropractor might provide, including spinal adjustments, massage, and exercises are natural approaches to the treatment of scoliosis and for providing pain relief. If you want to avoid pain medications as much as possible and put off surgery as long as you can, then chiropractic treatment is an approach to consider.
You may need to take chiropractic scoliosis treatments along with other types of treatments such as taking physical therapy and wearing a brace.
Monitor Your Progress
Scoliosis often progresses with time. Your chiropractor can monitor your spine and watch for changes. This lets them know when your treatments may need to be stepped up and when you can focus on maintenance.
The degree of your spinal curvature is unique to you, so you and your chiropractor, as well as other medical professionals involved in your care, can work together to keep back pain at bay and slow down the progression of your condition when possible or try different types of treatments when needed.
For more information, contact a local care center, like Bee Caves Scoliosis & Chiropractic Center