Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine that often begins in childhood, when the bones of the spine are still growing. In many cases, the exact cause of scoliosis is unknown. Scoliosis can be detected by observing uneven shoulder heights, a loss of structural balance, or a change in posture. Typically, spinal x-rays are taken to determine the full nature of the condition.
Unfortunately, the most common treatment approach has been to wait and see how bad it gets, resorting to unsightly braces, or eventually surgery if it progresses too far. The chiropractic approach is different. Doctors of chiropractic use specific spinal adjustments that are often combined with corrective exercises. If detected early enough, chiropractic doctors have had excellent success with scoliosis cases.
Early detection and correction through chiropractic care is vital for optimum results. Do you know someone who could benefit from a chiropractic examination? Call Dr. Larson today @ 941-363-6744 to schedule a thorough examination.