The Main Types of Scoliosis
No one should have to suffer from pain caused by scoliosis. People with this condition can receive natural treatment from APEX Wellness Center in Dallas, TX, to help relieve the discomfort and pain from scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a common spinal problem that affects about 9 million Americans, and the majority of cases are mild. Scoliosis is a partial curvature of the spine. It usually appears during a child’s growth spurt, right before the onset of puberty.
Three Scoliosis Types
Scoliosis has many types, but we are mentioning three that you may be unaware of. Of those three, they are usually found in children, which can range from mild to debilitating.
- Congenital: This type forms when a baby’s spinal segments or vertebrae do not develop correctly in the womb. In rare cases, the curvature of the spine is so severe that it puts pressure on the lungs, which causes the baby to have trouble breathing. In some cases, children with congenital scoliosis will also have problems with the nervous system, bladder, and kidneys.
- Neuromuscular: Neuromuscular scoliosis can be found in children and adults. Neurological or muscular problems typically trigger this type. If the nerves or the brain become damaged from an injury or illness, the development of scoliosis can occur. Scoliosis can also happen if the muscles stop working. Depending on the severity of your neuromuscular scoliosis, our chiropractor may be able to reduce your pain and help you regain some, if not most, mobility.
- Adolescent Idiopathic: This is the most common form of scoliosis. It affects children between the ages of ten and eighteen. Unfortunately, there is no single reason why this form occurs. However, many theories suggest that hormonal imbalances, asymmetric growth, and family history of it are the main causes of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Some children with this problem will have an obvious curvature of the spine, but may not have pain or neurological problems.
See Our Chiropractor in Dallas, TX, for Natural Scoliosis Treatment
At APEX Wellness Center in Dallas, TX, our chiropractor offers natural treatments like spinal adjustments, exercise, and massage to relieve your discomfort or pain from scoliosis. We also have techniques that can prevent the spine from curving more. Call us today at 972-392-9402 to set up an appointment and learn how chiropractic treatment can help.