Scoliosis pain management is essential for persons with scoliosis. Chronic pain may require treatment by a chiropractor in Oviedo. Treating scoliosis early can prevent complications involving the rib cage and lungs.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes a curvature in the spine. The curve may appear C-shaped or S-shaped. Scoliosis can occur in children and adults and result in a lack of symmetry between the shoulders and hips. This spinal abnormality usually places pressure on the spine, joints, discs, and soft tissue in the back and hips as well as nerves in the middle back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine).
Common Scoliosis Symptoms
Scoliosis pain symptoms can range in severity depending on the type of curvature and its location along the spine. Common symptoms are:
- Pain in the back
- Chest pain
- Pain radiating to the arm, shoulders, hips, buttocks, or legs
- Difficulty breathing if the spine places pressure on the ribcage
- Painful muscle spasms
- Difficulty walking, bending, or twisting
- Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness
Common Causes of Scoliosis Back Pain
- Misaligned spine
- Pinched nerve in the upper or lower back
- Intervertebral disc degeneration along the spine
- Pressure on joints, tendons, and ligaments
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal joints dislocation
- Sacroiliac joint inflammation
Treating and Managing Scoliosis Pain with Chiropractic Care
A chiropractor in Oviedo can help with scoliosis pain management through chiropractic care. Chiropractic techniques are used to treat the underlying cause of the back pain instead of just the symptoms.
You may choose chiropractic care if you wish to avoid invasive surgical procedures or prefer natural methods of treating back pain. One, or a combination, of the following chiropractic techniques may be used to treat and reduce pain and other symptoms. Treatment targets the spine and musculoskeletal tissues:
- Spinal manipulation or adjustment
- Spinal decompression
- Therapeutic massages
- Physical therapy
- Myofascial release
- Pelvic blocking
- Physical therapy exercises
- Deep tissue cold laser
Spinal decompression may be particularly helpful if scoliosis pain is caused by compressed spinal nerves. Releasing the pinched nerves also helps improve associated symptoms such as tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in the shoulder, arms, leg, or feet.
Where to Find an Expert Chiropractor in Oviedo?
Spinal adjustment and other spine-related techniques require a trained expert with years of experience performing chiropractic adjustments. Our licensed and experienced chiropractor at Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic, in Oviedo, FL, may use various methods to diagnosis the pain before tailoring a scoliosis pain management plan that suits your needs. Give us a call today and stop living in pain.