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Scoliosis at Gremmels Chiropractic Center in Birmingham

Our chiropractors help manage scoliosis concerns and can eliminate the progression of this spinal condition. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. In those suffering from scoliosis, the condition has often been present since birth. Left untreated, the curves may progress, which can also occur as one ages. Eventually, these extreme curves may lead to breathing difficulties since it reduces the amount of space in the chest. Chiropractic adjustments help reposition the spine and re-train the muscles to support this healthy alignment. Our chiropractors also educate you on proper posture and exercises to reduce the scoliosis curves.

Identifying Scoliosis Symptoms

Scoliosis in BirminghamGremmel Chiropractic Center's doctors provide a complete physical examination to identify symptoms of scoliosis. Schedule an appointment with us today if you notice any of these symptoms that may be a sign of scoliosis:

  • Pain in the upper or lower back
  • Uneven shoulders
  • Uneven hips
  • One side of ribs protruding more than the other which can contribute to breathing difficulties
  • one shoulder blade sticking out more than the other

If you notice signs of scoliosis in your child, speak with one of our chiropractors to discuss treatment options. Another way this condition may be identified is during a physical or school test in which your child bends forward to touch his toes. Often, an uneven muscle development, which shows as one side of the back higher than the other, is a sign of scoliosis. Our Birmingham chiropractors can help diagnose scoliosis in you or your children and the sooner we begin a personalized treatment program, the less your chances of the curves progressing.

Gremmel Chiropractors Improve Range of Motion

Scoliosis may limit the mobility in your back. Since the spine curves sideways instead of forward and backward, you may find it difficult to bend forward or complete your daily tasks. Scoliosis may also contribute to pain, but our chiropractic adjustments are a gentle way to manage the pain without medications. Imagine being able to breathe easier after an adjustment? It is possible when our chiropractors help reduce scoliosis curves and realign your spine. This promotes healthier circulation, distribution of nutrients and an increase in your oxygen intake. With the gentle manipulations, your pain is reduced and your range of motion improves. The vertebrae are given adequate space when your spine is aligned, which allows freedom of movement and reduced compression on the nerves. This eliminates your discomfort and lets you perform your daily tasks without pain. Our chiropractors also provide tips on how to maintain a healthy spine and can offer nutritional guidance to support a healthy body.

Scoliosis is not your fault. It is not something you chose, but you can choose to reduce its effects and make sure that it does not take away from your quality of life. If it worsens, back braces may be an option, but please call us first at (205) 854-3008 to determine if chiropractic care is the right choice for you.