Struggling with Scoliosis?


The health of your body starts with the health of your back and spine. When your spine does not function properly, it interferes with the health of your entire body by limiting your movements and complicating the body's natural communication systems. Scoliosis is a condition of the spine that requires appropriate treatment at an early age to limit the health complications.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis refers to a type of medical condition in the spine. Essentially, it refers to a curvature to the spine. Instead of a straight line down your back and from the neck, the spine curves to the side. While mild cases of the condition do not necessarily require complicated treatments, an extreme curvature interferes with healthy function and your lifestyle.

The condition stems from a variety of different situations. For example, some individuals are born with the curvature in the spine while others develop the curvature as they grow and develop. It is particularly important to consider scoliosis screening during adolescence because it can develop without any obvious causes as children grow. It also occurs after certain traumatic accidents, like a car accident.

Scoliosis Screening and Identification

Scoliosis screening is a process of looking at an individual's spine to determine if he or she has the condition. It is more common in girls than boys, but can occur in any individual.

In our Peoria clinic, a chiropractor provides appropriate screening by evaluating the spine at different ages. We suggest scoliosis screenings from a young age and regular screenings as a child grows to catch potential changes to the spine over time. Depending on the severity of the curvature, the treatment strategies we recommend vary.

Treating the Condition

Scoliosis treatment from a chiropractor depends on the severity of the condition. It also depends on the age of a child. Chiropractic care at a young age generally focuses on improving the curvature with an appropriate back brace and back alignment. We always use gentle treatments on young children to prevent any complications or health concerns.

Early detection plays a key role in the treatment options because the condition often worsens when left untreated while a child grows. Spinal alignment helps with the curvature, but only when used appropriately. Along with using a brace and adjusting the size of the brace over time, we develop a natural treatment plan with exercise and stretches to improve flexibility and muscle strength. The treatment strategy helps improve mobility and allows the spine to straighten or improve over time when properly braced during different movements and exercises.

It is not always necessary to use surgical solutions for scoliosis and we usually recommend alternative and non-surgical treatments unless an individual has an extreme curvature that may harm his or her health or goes through an accident that causes more complications than a curvature to the spine. To learn more about the condition or to set up an appointment for a screening from a professional chiropractor in Peoria, contact us today.

Malavolti Chiropractic Center
7918 North Hale Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7887


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