How can we help with scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine which causes stiffness and pain and is more common in females and begins in childhood.
The cause of it is unknown. But, thankfully, if it is detected early, targeted scoliosis treatment, which we provide at Spinal Care Clinics, will prevent the condition from worsening over time.
People with scoliosis have a sideways curve in their spine that makes an “S” or “C” shape. Usually this curvature makes the waist or shoulders uneven. And unlike the normal curvature of the spine, adjusting your posture will not correct the problem. You will need more help than this. And this is where we come in.
What are the symptoms of Scoliosis?
Some of the most common symptoms of scoliosis include:
- one shoulder being higher than the other,
- one shoulder blade being more prominent than the other,
- one hip being more prominent than the other,
- leaning to one side,
- constant back pain,
- sore and tender muscles.
In severe cases of scoliosis, the nervous system can be affected. In these instances, the bones in the spine compress on one or more nerve endings, leading to a series of symptoms which include:
- a loss of bladder control,
- a loss of bowel control,
- numbness or weakness in the legs.