“Can a chiropractor cure scoliosis?” It’s a common question from potential patients and skeptics alike. We absolutely believe that a chiropractor can help you drastically improve the quality of life with scoliosis. But answering the question, “Can a chiropractor cure scoliosis?” requires a bit of a deeper dive.
It’s important to understand from the outset that scoliosis is treatable and correctable but the term “curable” may not be technically correct. Scoliosis is a condition that requires ongoing care. It’s important to re-frame your thinking from the short term to the long term; this is going to be an ongoing process.
That said, if you find the right approach to managing your scoliosis, and stay committed to the plan you develop with your doctor, you can drastically improve your quality of life. So, why then doesn’t everyone see a chiropractor for scoliosis and then rave about their success?
For starters, many chiropractors simply aren’t trained or equipped to effectively diagnosis issues related to scoliosis. As a result, it’s easy to miss the underlying root causes as well as related issues such as instability of the surrounding ligaments. Effective diagnosis is a central piece of developing a treatment plan that’s appropriate for the patient and likely to deliver results. The computer assisted technology available at the Pisciottano Chiropractic Center enables our doctors to more effectively diagnosis the cause and formulate treatment protocols.
A successful treatment plan may require a deviation from a classic chiropractic approach. Traditionally, chiropractors look to increase joint mobility; they take what’s “stuck” and try to make it “unstuck.” With scoliosis, however, joint mobility isn’t the only issue. It’s the location of the joints that’s off. Treating scoliosis with a traditional chiropractic approach may actually put more pressure on the spinal joints, aggravate the surrounding nerves and may even worsen the condition over time. Using the same computer based technology as used in the diagnostic phase, our doctors can painlessly and effectively perform scoliosis specific adjustment protocols that may not be possible with manual chiropractic care alone.
To learn more about effective treatment for scoliosis or to schedule a complimentary evaluation, contact the Pisciottano Chiropractic Center at 724.492.5353.