Scoliosis is a spinal condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spinal column. Typically, it develops in childhood and is more prevalent in girls than boys. At the onset of scoliosis, a person will start to notice a minor curve in their spinal column, feel occasional back pain, and experience slight difficulty in doing physical activities.

However, mild scoliosis does not have to be a major threat if handled properly.  If left untreated, scoliosis will worsen, which is why it is important to begin treatment immediately.  Upon being diagnosed with scoliosis, a lot of people instantly think of scoliosis surgery as the only solution to effectively cure their spinal condition, but that isn’t always necessarily the case.

Scoliosis surgery is a highly invasive and risky medical procedure that can actually further aggravate complications in the body instead of bettering them. Many patients experience more pain after their surgery and sometimes even have to undergo a second surgery. Although the perception can be that surgery is the most effective, instant treatment option, in reality, it can actually worsen the situation.  So, when a patient is diagnosed with an early form of scoliosis, he or she should research alternative treatment options that are not invasive. Such treatments can often be lengthy, but the gradual results are effective, plus they can assure safety and less risk when compared to surgery.

Upon diagnosis of scoliosis, it is important to seek advice from a chiropractor on which alternative treatments are viable for the condition. Chiropractors usually suggest chiropractic care, massage treatments, and specific exercises to treat mild scoliosis. These treatments require longer-term time and effort from the patient, but it pays off because the results are significant. Further spinal curvature is stopped, and spinal column can even return to its normal position.

In addition to any type of scoliosis treatment, it is important to also maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes supplementing the body and following the right nutrition plan help strengthen the bones and muscles that support the spinal column. In order to scoliosis patients to strengthen their bones and muscles, they need to consume foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and vitamin E.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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