Suffering From Scoliosis in Broomfield?

Summit Medical Care Center Broomfield CO Integrative Medicine Scoliosis

Are you looking for the best chiropractor in Broomfield that cares for scoliosis? Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses over a lifetime. A diagnosis of scoliosis is made when the spine curves more than ten degrees to the right or left when a patient is facing the examiner. Once the spine has advanced to more extreme stages of scoliosis there can be severe health consequences.

The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered early on, and Chiropractic care is received, it can be prevented from advancing to a debilitating state. This article will give you a brief glimpse into how scoliosis develops and the impact that it has on one's health. It will also show how scoliosis can be identified, and how chiropractic care in Broomfield can work to reverse its effects and return your body to full health.

What Is Scoliosis in Broomfield?

Scoliosis is a condition where a person's backbone curves to the side. The curve's angle varies from patient to patient. If the curve is more than 10 degrees it is considered scoliosis.

What Causes Scoliosis?

About 80 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic.

A normal-looking spine with a curve is nonstructural scoliosis. It’s caused by muscle spasms, one leg being longer than the other, and appendicitis or other inflammations. This type of scoliosis eventually goes away with treatment.

In cases of structural scoliosis, the spine's curve is hard and cannot be reversed. Causes of structural scoliosis are birth defects, cerebral palsy, tumors, muscular dystrophy, infections, Downs syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and other genetic conditions.

What Are the Symptoms of Scoliosis?

Symptoms of scoliosis vary between adults and children. Children with scoliosis usually develop it between the ages of 8 and 10. Some patients don't have any symptoms. When symptoms are present, they include pushed out ribs, shoulders that aren't straight, both sides of the back are different heights when bent forward, a head that isn’t centered with the body, arms that do not hang down straight, and hips that are not the same height.

Adults with scoliosis have chronic back pain, bone spurs, hips and shoulders that are not even with each other, decreasing height, a visible bump in the lower back, fatigue, pain, weakness, or numbness in the legs, difficulty standing up straight, and trouble walking.

What are the Consequences of Scoliosis?

If scoliosis and its cause go unchecked it can lead to severe, long-term consequences. Scoliosis is associated with back, neck, shoulder, and buttocks pain. It can lead to re-occurring injuries and has been linked to sciatica. In severe cases it can cause diminished lung and heart capacity, painful menstruation, and physical disability.

How is Scoliosis Identified?

Parents, or someone close to the person with scoliosis, are often the first to notice, as the shoulders and pelvis no longer appear level. A physical examination will assess the gait and will use visual and manual examinations to assess the curvature of the spine. An Adams Position Test, which requires the patient to bend forward as far as possible, can indicate whether an issue is present or not. If a noticeable curvature is discovered an x-ray will be used to determine the extent of the scoliosis.

Chiropractic care for Scoliosis

A professional chiropractor is trained to complete a thorough examination that will determine the presence of scoliosis. Once the issue is identified, the chiropractor will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of scoliosis. This assessment helps to determine the appropriate treatment for the particular case.

Make an appointment with us as soon as possible if you or someone in your family shows any of the above signs of scoliosis. Our chiropractic care includes both holistic and integrated medicine methods to help reduce pain and other symptoms of scoliosis.

Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and more are some options we provide with our chiropractic care treatment plans. Our holistic and integrated medicine methods can get you feeling better with regular visits to our office. Contact us if you have any questions.


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Summit Medical Care Center

54 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020

(303) 466-3232