About Our Scoliosis Treatment in Florida
Scoliosis refers to the curvature of the spine. Normally, when viewed from the side, the upper spine will display a degree of roundness while the lower spine will show a degree of inward curvature. When viewed from the front or back, the spine will generally resemble a vertical line. In cases of scoliosis, the spine, when viewed from the front or back, will appear to be curved to the side.
In mild cases, scoliosis may not require treatment. In moderate to severe cases, however, scoliosis can lead to pain, worsening curvature, and damage to the heart and lungs. At Winter Park Chiropractic and Physical Medicine, we offer effective scoliosis treatment in Florida. Please call us to schedule an examination and to discuss a course of treatment. Our experienced chiropractor provides personalized, compassionate care.
The Causes of Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be present at birth or can develop over time for many reasons. The main types and causes of scoliosis are:
- Congenital - Present at birth due to a bone abnormality
- Degenerative - Results from osteoporosis, traumatic injury, illness, or previous back surgery
- Neuromuscular - Caused by muscle or nerve abnormalities and frequently seen in patients with conditions such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy
- Idiopathic - This most common type has no identifiable cause, but evidence suggests that it is inherited