Here at the Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, one of the most common conditions that our Rhea County chiropractors treat is scoliosis, and the back pain associated with scoliosis. Scoliosis is a disorder that affects the spine. It is mainly characterized by a curvature in the spine that goes sideways. Curvatures from scoliosis are typically in an S or a C shape. Scoliosis varies in its severity and how much of an impact it can have on your live. In many cases, a slight curvature can be identified as scoliosis, but treatment may not be necessary for it. Instead, the patient would need to visit our Rhea County chiropractors for check ups from time to time in order to make sure the condition has not worsened significantly and that treatment is still not needed. Scoliosis can develop in people of all ages, but it is most often identified in younger patients between the ages of ten to twelve or in the early teenaged years. The reason why this happens is because these are the ages that our bodies grow most quickly. It is important to note that scoliosis has a tendency to run in families, and so if you have a family member with scoliosis you should make having your child’s spine examined a priority at the ages when they are most likely to develop the condition. When checking for scoliosis at the Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, our Rhea County chiropractors will take many factors into account, such as the patient’s medical history and their family history of the disorder. We will listen carefully to any symptoms that the patient may be experiencing, and of course perform a full physical exam of the spine to check for evidence of curvatures. Our Rhea County chiropractors may utilize x-ray technology in order to confirm a diagnosis, and from there will be able to recommend treatment. In some cases, the only treatment is to return regularly so that we can monitor the treatment. In other cases, the use of a brace or surgical methods may be necessary.
If you are looking to learn more about scoliosis or any of the other conditions that our Rhea County chiropractors treat here at the Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, be sure to visit our practice’s main website to read through the additional information provided for our patients. If you have any questions or concerns that our staff can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us.