Scoliosis is a condition that requires ongoing care, and a chiropractor is a perfect provider to do so. Dr. Andrew Lobacz can help you manage your scoliosis so you have a healthy life, with few — if any — limitations. If you live in Evansville, Indiana, or the surrounding area, call his office, Lobacz Chiropractic, or use the online booking agent to experience just how valuable chiropractic care is for a spine affected by scoliosis.
Scoliosis describes a condition in which your spine has a sideways curve of more than 10 degrees. Your spine shape looks more like an “s” or “c.” Often, scoliosis becomes apparent in youth — usually after the age of 10 and in the early teens. Girls develop scoliosis more often than boys.
In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. In nonstructural scoliosis, the spine is essentially normal and the curve is only temporary. In structural scoliosis, the abnormal curve in the spine is fixed, and could be a result of disease, injury, or a birth defect.
Signs that you might have scoliosis include:
The pain you experience with scoliosis is usually a result of compression of your spinal discs. You may also experience pain because the abnormal curve of your spine can irritate or put excess pressure on nerves. Your joints may also experience strain due to your scoliosis curve, which makes them inflamed.
Scoliosis also can cause your posture to be slightly off, so muscles grow tight or tired.
Dr. Lobacz uses chiropractic adjustments to relieve disc pressure and compression of nerves. Adjustments can also help improve your posture so muscle tightness and joint pain also resolve. Chiropractic may help restore a more natural curve to your spine. In most cases, however, Dr. Lobacz can help manage the condition, rather than cure it.
Regular chiropractic care helps even if you have a mild case of scoliosis. It may prevent your condition from worsening and from compensatory pain from developing.
Adjustments to address scoliosis differ from those used to address lower back pain and other conditions. Dr. Lobacz evaluates your spine, the degree of scoliosis, and associated pain to develop a treatment plan unique to your needs. His goal is to keep you feeling and functioning as normally and healthfully as possible.
Call Lobacz Chiropractic for expert management of scoliosis and associated pain today.