Scoliosis refers to a condition where the spine is abnormally angled. Translated into layman's terms, scoliosis is when the spine curves are not vertically straight but instead have a C-shape (or S-shape) shape.
There are two types of scoliosis. They are postural and structural. It will also describe the chiropractic approach to scoliosis treatment and, lastly, how it differs from the medical one. This will help you to better understand the different options available for the treatment of scoliosis in Singapore.
Scoliosis is not a guarantee of future problems. People go on living their lives without realizing that scoliosis can be discovered later. There are risks associated with scoliosis. Statistics show that scoliosis is associated with more curves and more arthritis. This can be due to uneven wear to the joints.
Scoliosis can be diagnosed by x-ray imaging and/or physical examination. A physical exam involves an evaluation of posture, flexibility, and ranges of motion as well as orthopedic testing. The ability to detect posture abnormalities, such as unlevel shoulders, hips, pelvis, and knees, is something that chiropractors are skilled at.
Why Chiropractic Makes Sense.
Chiropractic care is an option for managing scoliosis, considering all the options. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, hands-on, and pain-free. Chiropractic treatment aims to correct the underlying mechanical issues that cause scoliosis. It also helps to relieve pain naturally.
Chiropractic care is a good option. Conventional medical management can still be used if this fails. Chiropractic care is a sensible approach but it is not an easy fix. It is common to recommend a long-term course of care, with periodic progress exams to objectively assess changes.