Scoliosis

Remember the saying…“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

Early diagnosis of scoliosis is important for the correction of scoliosis and best treatment results.  The longer a patient waits, the worse the condition becomes, and the more difficult to treat.

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral or sideward curvature of the spine.  It currently affects an estimated 6 to 9 million people in the United States alone. Scoliosis may develop during infancy or early childhood, but the primary age of onset is 10 to 15 years old for both males and females. However, scoliosis can affect adults, too. Dr. Carradine provides gentle chiropractic techniques and many other services, which are both safe and effective to help patients sufferring from scoliosis. In fact, Dr. Carradine's treatment is so gentle, kids often giggle during treatment because they find it, "tickles!"

How can I tell if my child has scoliosis? Ask yourself these questions:

Is one shoulder higher than the other?

Does the child lean to one side?

Is one hip higher than the other?

Do clothes fit properly?

Are the hems to pants or skirts uneven?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then your child may have scoliosis. Only by being evaluated by a trained spinal professional like Dr. Carradine will you know for sure.  School physical education teachers and school nurses lack the extensive spinal education and experience to detect all cases of scoliosis.  While they usually find severe cases, milder cases are often missed. Dr. Carradine has over 25 years of experience diagnosing and treating scoliosis in patients, both children and adults.  Dr. Carradine treats scoliosis with gentle chiropractic care that is both safe and effective along with other types of treatment.

Delaying scoliosis treatment can lead to serious and even life-threatening diseases of the heart, lungs, or other organs. Waiting until scoliosis has substantially progressed makes conservative care more difficult and may require surgery, which could have been avoided with earlier treatment.

Regular chiropractic check-ups for both children and adults is a must!  An untreated curvature of the spine can advance quickly, especially during the teenage years when there is a rapid growth spurt.

When scoliosis is discovered in time, Dr. Carradine can apply gentle chiropractic methods and other services that usually correct the spinal curvature or prevent it’s increase.  Even in adults, treatment can provide pain relief to those suffering from scoliosis.  Call our office today at 330-758-4446 to find out more about how we can help scoliosis or to schedule a scoliosis evaluation!