Friday, February 12, 2010
Scoliosis and Chiropractic Care Kelowna
Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal curvature from side to side in the spine. It mainly affects adolescent girls from ages 8-18, and if left undetected can lead to abnormalities in heart, lung and reproductive organ function.
There are three main causes of scoliosis:
1.Congenital - A theory that there is a genetic predisposition
2.Habitual - Possibly caused by behavioral routines
3.Idiopathic - There is no known cause
Whatever the cause of scoliosis, early detection is essential in minimizing the effects that it creates. If left undetected, scoliosis usually progresses and can worsen.
The traditional approach to scoliosis is to wait! If severe enough the solution is to surgically place steel rods on either side of the spine coupled with a back brace to stop the progression.
The natural approach to scoliosis can include postural retraining along with regular and specific chiropractic care. Over the course of several months or longer the muscles and ligaments retrain, and the spine can often right itself to its proper position.
There have many young people helped in our Kelowna chiropractic office that have scoliosis. If you are concerned that your son or daughter may be suffering from scoliosis, or you would like to prevent any further damage, call or email us for more information.
Dr. Travis Pillipow DC, BSc.
Dr. Sarah Tremblay, DC BHPE
Health In Hand Family Chiropractic
104-1195 Industrial Rd.
Adjusting you for a better life!