Kilian Chiropractic Offers Help for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine develops an abnormal curve that can affect normal function. Individuals may have pain, stiffness or impingement of the respiratory system or other organs. At Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver, BC, we offer help for scoliosis pain and problems.
Any curve of the spine that exceeds a 10-degree angle is considered scoliosis. The causes of scoliosis are not well understood. Hereditary and family history may play a part in its development. Scoliosis may have its roots in the development of the fetus in the womb, but in many cases, the condition is not detected until an individual goes through growth spurts during childhood. Degenerative scoliosis can also occur during adulthood, when the structures of the spine sustain injury or wear and tear from normal use.
Symptoms of Scoliosis Problems
Common symptoms of scoliosis include back spasms during movement that cause pain, localized inflammation that leads to chronic discomfort and difficulty bending in certain positions. Individuals may also experience constriction of the lungs and breathing problems, due to the displacement of spinal structures. In some cases, a severe curvature can impinge on normal heart function.
Chiropractic Care Offers Effective Scoliosis Treatment
Manual adjustment is the mainstay of chiropractic care, and this technique can be particularly helpful for scoliosis discomfort. The re-alignment of spinal structures relieves pressure on muscles and nerves, so individuals can move with greater comfort. Your chiropractor in Vancouver can also recommend corrective exercises that will help to strengthen muscles in the back, to help support the spine more effectively for better movement. Non-surgical spinal decompression can help gently separate the vertebrae of the spine to reduce compression on surrounding structures. Finally, we offer acupuncture, a drug-free and non-invasive method of pain relief. This ancient Asian technique uses fine needles inserted into specific meridians of the body to block pain signals and improve comfort levels. Your chiropractor can also advise lifestyle changes to reduce strain on the spine, to improve your function in daily life.
Make Kilian Chiropractic Your Chiropractor in Downtown Vancouver
Dr. Trevor Kilian and Dr. Alfredo Petrone combine their training and experience to provide superior care for their patients in Vancouver, BC and surrounding areas. We offer techniques for a variety of musculoskeletal issues, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and other problems. Call Kilian Chiropractic today at 604-688-0724 for an appointment to learn about the techniques that can help your scoliosis problems.