Scoliosis is a condition in which the spinal column is abnormally curved.  The condition results in a number of symptoms, including physical deformity and back pain, which can seriously affect the daily life of the patient. Their social life can be affected due to their deformity and their physical movement tends to become limited due to their constant pain. So, once diagnosed with scoliosis, the last thing a patient wants is to have their spinal condition become worse.

There are several ways for a patient to prevent their scoliosis condition from progressing.  Although, for some patients, surgery may be the quickest way to cure the condition, it may not always be the best choice, given the possible risks associated with it due to its invasive nature.

Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment to surgery. It is an exercise-based treatment where patients undergo a series of physical movements to help reduce the stress and tension in the spinal column, making it easier to heal naturally. The natural treatment process of chiropractic care makes it safer and more effective than other forms of scoliosis treatment.

Aside from undergoing chiropractic care, regular exercise will also help prevent scoliosis from progressing. Our body needs to move in order to increase flexibility and mobility. However, keep in mind that there are exercises and physical activities that are not advisable for scoliosis patients.  It is therefore important for scoliosis patients to seek their chiropractor’s advice on matters of physical activity and exercise.

A healthy lifestyle is also another way of preventing your scoliosis condition from progressing. Eating healthy foods that are rich in calcium helps in strengthening your bones. Water is also very important because the discs in our spinal column are mostly made of water. In addition, certain lifestyle changes to eliminate things like irregular sleep, stress, and alcohol consumption should be implemented

Lastly, practicing good posture is an important thing to remember. Good posture reduces the tendency of back pain to emerge because it does a lot to help relax your lower back.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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