Chiropractic and Treatment of Scoliosis

Chiropractor Kennesaw GAScoliosis symptoms affect around 5 to 7 million Americans according to American Chiropractic Association. This curvature of the spine is a diagnosis of over 10 degrees of curve or higher, with curves under 10 degrees is just a postural change. While the cause can be unknown, some of the things that can cause the condition include tumors, trauma, and neurological disease. 

Scoliosis Symptoms

Typically undetected by the untrained eye unless there is a large degree of curvature, scoliosis can affect the quality of life of the sufferer. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Limited movement and activity
  • Reduced lung function
  • Impacted heart function
  • Psychological impact or lowered self-esteem

The most obvious physical signs of scoliosis are: shoulders of unequal height, a rib hump, which is caused by the ribcage on the back protruding more on one side than the other, and hips that appear unequal in height.

Scoliosis Treatment

While bracing, observation, and surgery are always the go-to options for scoliosis, another option is to seek chiropractic care treatments from an experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Todd Supnick in Kennesaw.

Spinal manipulation can help with the pain and movement problems associated with the condition. The more mild the degree of curvature, the better long term prognosis with treating the condition with chiropractic care and soft tissue manipulation. This can help with stiffness, “favoring one side”, and other things that can make for muscle aches, knotted muscles, and some nerve issues.

If you suspect that you may suffer from scoliosis or any other conditions involving pain in your back or extremities, chiropractic care may provide relief, phone our chiropractic office in Kennesaw at 770-262-1909 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.


Image courtesy of cooldesign /

Speak Your Mind