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Scoliosis for Kids

Did you know that scoliosis is the number 1 spinal problem among children and adolescents? It’s true, as this spinal disorder affects up to 5 percent of school-aged children, but there is good news. CORE Health Centers of Winchester KY not only provides adults chiropractic adjustments, but kids as well. The chiropractic adjustment for kids is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints that can help with scoliosis. This is particularly important, because after diagnoses, many kids and their concerned families are given one of three scoliosis treatment options, either “wait and watch” the spine for progression, use a spinal bracing, or undergo surgery. All of these treatment options pose risks to a kid’s health and don’t always solve the underlying problem. CORE Health Centers of Winchester KY chiropractic care services can help children’s health by reducing the curve of the spine or ultimately stopping scoliosis all together.

A CORE Health Centers’ chiropractor can diagnose scoliosis and is specially trained to treat the problems of the spine. We are able to accurately determine the extent of the condition. X-rays may be used to determine the rotation and direction of the curve. If scoliosis is left untreated, it can cause serious medical problems. Pain, stiffness, and sever spinal deformity can result. The spine and rib cage are connected and the abnormal curvature of the spine can change the position of the ribs and put pressure on nearly organs. Health risks from severe curvature include neurological problems from pressure on nerves, arthritis and even lung and heart problems.

Obvious signs of scoliosis are:

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is not a disease, but rather it is a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is often found in the adolescent and teen years and is more common in girls, although boys can get it as well. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. When viewed from the side, the spine should show a mild roundness in the upper back and shows a degree of swayback, inward curvature, in the lower back. When a person with a normal spine is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be straight. This is the opposite with someone with scoliosis is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be curved. When scoliosis occurs, the spine can curve in one of three ways:

Scoliosis can also form in different location of the spine:

What Causes Scoliosis?

There are many types and causes of scoliosis, including:

At CORE Health Centers, we provide chiropractic solutions for a wide variety of pain, chronic pain, and other related symptoms that kids may be having. Our techniques used in our chiropractic adjustments for kids are designed to provide a non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions to pain relief for problems like earaches and ear infections. If your daily life is being affected by symptoms from an auto accident, stress, or other chronic pains, the team at CORE Health Centers of Winchester KY is here to help you and your kids find relief and get you on the road to a pain free life.

When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers of Winchester KY location today.