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Scoliosis Treatment in Mt Pleasant

Spine overlay on backSimply put, scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can affect patients of all walks of life. though it occurs most frequently in younger females and teens. The cause is unknown for most, though some rare cases are caused by bony malformations of the spine.

Most cases are mild, but if not treated properly, they can grow more severe and cause larger issues for patients. Symptoms can include curved posture, difficulty sitting or standing, difficulty walking/poor leg muscle coordination, humpback, leaning toward one side, and nerve damage that causes weakness, numbness, and pain in the legs and feet. Appearance wise, you may notice one shoulder is higher than the other, and you may lean to one side or the other.

This condition will also cause tension in the muscles of the back, shoulder and shoulder blades. In extreme cases, it can cause pressure on your organs, like the heart and lungs.

What to Expect

The main objective in caring for someone with scoliosis is the balance in muscular tension (think equal pull on the left side compared to the right side) as well as spinal alignment. A misaligned spine will undoubtedly lead to distorted posture to start with; it only is worse in scoliosis patients. This distortion worsens the effect gravity has by increasing the compression force on the side opposite the curvature, usually. Through NUCCA care, spinal alignment and muscle balance is restored. Though it’s rare to have a spine completely go back to perfect alignment, it will either reduce the curvature (in growing children) or prevent it from getting worse (in adults).

Following treatment, patients say they don’t feel as much tightness and tension in the body, and they’re able to move more freely. They can do certain activities with less discomfort and perform activities of daily living with more ease.

Visit Atlas Spine & Wellness Care for Your Custom Care Plan

Drs. Felix and Erica pride themselves on tailor-made, precise care for every patient. Healing takes time and they’ll be there for you, every step of the way. Not only will you feel better, but their treatments resolve the problem, rather than just putting a temporary Band-Aid on the issues.

Call our office today to see how we can help you get back to living your life, pain-free. Make an appointment by calling (843) 352-7941.

Scoliosis Treatment Mt Pleasant SC | (843) 352-7941