Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine and the cause is often unknown. The spinal curve usually takes the shape of a “C” or “S” and can cause the person to stand and walk off-balance and have uneven shoulders and hips. Mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse and for pain management. From a Western medical perspective, more serious cases of scoliosis might need to wear a brace long-term or have surgery.
No matter the severity, scoliosis often causes mild to severe discomfort and pain. From muscle spasms to an aching back, pain caused by scoliosis is unrelenting and sometimes even debilitating. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies to help manage this pain, including acupuncture.
Acupuncture for Scoliosis
Many people with scoliosis experience musculoskeletal pain due to the muscular imbalances and poor posture that results from the spinal curve. Acupuncture treatment can be used to help treat this pain and restore normal movement and function. Although acupuncture alone is not an effective treatment for scoliosis, acupuncture can be useful for relieving the patient’s pain and improving their general well-being and energy levels.
For people diagnosed with scoliosis as young adults, the curve may progress as they age. Acupuncture not only decreases pain for scoliosis sufferers, but in the right circumstances can help the surrounding muscles strengthen, in turn decreasing or even halting further curving of the spine.
Acupuncture is so powerful in relieving scoliosis pain that many patients often find relief during or after their first treatment. As the body starts getting treatment, tight areas and muscles continue to relax more and more, expanding the relief and release.
At Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, we recommend a multi-treatment approach for longer lasting pain relief. Other treatment methods like chiropractic, massage, and pilates can help scoliosis sufferers find much longer lasting results. If you are in the south Denver Metro Area, our experts would love to help you find relief at our office in Centennial, Colorado. Contact us or request an appointment today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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