If you have noticed that you have difficulty standing straight, uneven shoulders or hips, or have a distinct curve in your spine, you may have scoliosis. Medical professionals have not yet determined the exact reason that a person develops scoliosis. While mild cases typically do not require attention, moderate to severe scoliosis may require treatment to help reduce the curvature in the spine.
Experiencing back pain? Schedule an appointment with our Santa Clarita chiropractors by calling (661) 288-0022!
At Unruh Spine Center, our experienced chiropractors have decades of experience diagnosing and treating scoliosis. During your initial appointment with our practitioners, we will thoroughly examine the curvature of your spine to find the source of your pain and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Treatment for scoliosis may include:
Early Detection Is Key
One of the biggest misconceptions about scoliosis is that it is a permanent condition. On the contrary, if this condition is detected during childhood, an experienced chiropractor can often develop a therapy program that will stop, slow, or even reverse their scoliosis.
If your child’s pediatrician, physician, or coach has expressed concern about their back pain or possible scoliosis, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our staff so that we can diagnose the severity of the curvature. In some cases, if the curve is minimal or only slightly abnormal, treatment might not be necessary. However, if your child had a moderate curve, our team will develop a course of treatment that will prevent the condition from becoming an issue further in life.
Does Scoliosis Require Surgery?
For mild to moderate cases of scoliosis, surgery is typically not necessary as we reserve this for more severe cases. Typically, more conservative treatments like regular adjustments and a dedicated exercise routine is sufficient in maintaining spinal health. At Unruh Spine Center, our Santa Clarita chiropractors specialize in spinal abnormalities like scoliosis. We are here to address your chiropractic concerns and provide relief.
What to Expect During Your First Visit
In order to make your first visit to our office as efficient for you as possible, we have provided the new patient paperwork for you to complete prior to your appointment. If you have any questions, our staff will be happy to assist when you arrive.