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Scoliosis and Posture Correction

Do you experience back or neck pain on a daily basis? Does that pain make it difficult to complete everyday tasks? Have you undergone chiropractic care or physical therapy in the past to treat your pain, only to have it return every now and then? If so, you might need posture or scoliosis correction.

Believe it or not, many of us suffer from poor posture. Over time, poor posture can result in muscle tightness and pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. If you have scoliosis, the pain and discomfort can be even more troublesome and have a greater impact on your quality of life.

When individuals experience this type of pain, they often seek out chiropractic care, physical therapy, and even massage therapy. However, depending on your condition, these treatments won't always treat the underlying cause of your pain, and it might return eventually.

Fortunately, the caring team of healthcare professionals at Keystone Physical Medicine excels at diagnosing and correcting any problematic spinal patterns you may have. When you come to us with pain related to poor posture or scoliosis, you can rest assured that our physicians will work hard to adjust your spinal curve until the issue resolves and will monitor your progression with X-rays.

What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition that affects an individual's spine and gives it a sideways curve, typically in the shape of an “S” or a “C.” In some people, the curve is stable and doesn't change much over time. However, in some people, the curve increases with time and becomes more severe. In serious cases, the condition can cause breathing problems, but for the most part, people living with scoliosis don't usually experience pain or discomfort.

Scoliosis is commonly found in children between the ages of 10 and 14. The cause of the condition is a miscommunication between motor-sensory output and input between the lower and upper trunk. It's important to note that there are four different types of scoliosis, including the following:

  • Idiopathic Scoliosis: This is the most common form of scoliosis. The term “idiopathic” means of unknown origin. It can occur in infants, juveniles, adolescents, and adults.
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis: This type usually develops in children suffering from neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
  • Congenital Scoliosis: This form of scoliosis is much rarer and only affects about one in 10,000 infants in utero.
  • Degenerative Scoliosis: Usually this type of degenerative scoliosis only affects adults over the age of 65.

If you're suffering from any type of scoliosis, the doctors at Keystone Physical Medicine would like to see you. We take pride in being able to offer effective corrective procedures to improve or totally correct our patients’ spinal patterns, and we don't stop there. Once your spinal pattern improves, we'll continue follow-up care to maintain the correction. It's a time-intensive process, but it yields fantastic long-term results. If you're tired of living with scoliosis or back and neck pain from poor posture, give our clinic a call at 208-343-2770 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.