Each year, the Scientific Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) meets to discuss current conservative treatment protocols for people with exaggerated curvatures of the spine. The 14th meeting of [Read More...]
Our Scoliosis clinic is the leader in
Scoliosis evaluation and Non-surgical treatment in Denver
Denver South Chiropractic & Rehab has great success in effectively treating scoliosis patients for 14 years. Our exercise-based advanced scoliosis treatments have a high success rate of preventing scoliosis surgery. Scoliosis is an incredibly complex condition involving much more than just the spinal column. There is no one magic adjustment or therapy or treatment that will work in every case. This is the reason why understanding our Advanced Scoliosis protocols & especially the science behind them is very important. Scoliosis treatment must be customized to the particular, specific needs of each individual patient. There are certain key aspects of Scoliosis treatment protocols that are integral to achieving success. Our Scoliosis specialist has over 14 years of experience effectively treating scoliosis and reducing scoliosis curves through chiropractic care and physical therapy, thus preventing the need for surgery.
Most of the scoliosis cases we see do not require surgical or bracing treatment, which can be debilitating both
physically and emotionally, especially for an adolescent. Proper screenings and early intervention are important for a good treatment outcome. Our scoliosis treatment method is non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-bracing and is highly effective in reducing pain levels and scoliosis curvatures. Our main emphasis is reducing your curve, when possible.
While scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity, a number of conditions can alter the balance within the spinal cord and lead to painful or debilitating symptoms. Spinal deformities are generally classified as one or a combination of the following:
- Scoliosis – abnormal lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine that can involve both the thoracic and lumbar regions
- Kyphosis – abnormal curvature of the spine from front to back that causes the weight-bearing balance of the spine to shift forwards
Scoliosis and related deformities can develop at any age, but most often present in children between the ages of 10 and 18. Since it can worsen with growth, screenings are typically performed at schools throughout the U.S. to detect a deformity in its earliest stages. Symptoms which may indicate a spinal deformity include:
- Slumped posture
- Uneven shoulders or waistline
- Rib cages at different heights
- Middle or lower back pain
- Weakness in thigh/legs
- Menstrual cycle disturbances
- Breathing problems (in severe cases)
- Shortness of breath
What can you expect when you go in for Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment in our Clinic?
Receiving a diagnosis of Scoliosis can be scary news for a parent and their affected child. It’s a diagnosis that raises many questions, most importantly, what happens in the future? Many doctors tell Scoliosis patients to “watch and wait.” Watching and waiting is probably the last thing you want to do when your child’s health is at stake. Even severe scoliosis starts off as a small curve. In our clinic, we provide treatment to relieve your pain, stabilize and reduce your scoliosis curvature, and get you back to a healthy place in a non-surgical, non-bracing way. Our clinic will strive to help you achieve the following goals using chiropractic care:
- Decreased Cobb Angle
- Improved Posture
- Enhanced Lung Function
- Greater Balance and Coordination
- Better Body Awareness
Evaluation of Scoliosis
The first step in the Scoliosis Treatment involves gathering information about the biomechanical function of the entire spine. X-rays are also necessary if a recent film is not available to properly diagnose and treat the patient. The patient will also have an orthopedic and neurological examination to properly diagnose their scoliosis. Cobb angle measurements along with posture evaluation will be performed. Our initial examination could take up to one hour. We recommend bringing any prior or recent scoliosis X-rays to that visit.
Treatment for Scoliosis
Once the patient has started chiropractic treatment at our clinic, we will start consisting of mirror image spinal rehab exercises and postural rehab exercises. Patients will engage in their scoliosis-specific treatment plan. Through specific exercises and corrective breathing techniques, our approach aims to elongate the trunk and correct the imbalances of the body. By developing the inner muscles of the rib cage, the method changes the shape of the upper trunk to correct any abnormalities in the spine. The result is a decrease in pain, slowing or halting of the curvature progression, and improved cardiopulmonary function, mobility, and postural stability. The treatment protocols will also involve the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which each need to be warmed up separately, so the spine can be moved effectively. Then we use spinal rehabilitative procedures to “retrain” your body to effectively hold and stabilize the scoliosis curvature.
After the initial scoliosis treatment plan, we will take a series of post-x-rays to validate the effectiveness of the treatment protocol. The specific x-rays which are necessary are limited as much as possible to the patient’s specific condition. Patient future treatments for scoliosis depends on their re-examination results. We specialize in both children and adults suffering from Scoliosis.
If you are still unsure about how Scoliosis may be impacting your life, please take the time to fill out our Scoliosis Care Assessment, here-
Don’t wait. Schedule your Free Scoliosis Consultation with a trusted chiropractor today. Call us at 303-757-7272
Denver South Chiropractic & Rehab is the leader in Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment in Denver. Our state-of-the-art clinic is located near I-25 & S. Colorado Blvd.