Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis in Edina, MN
Treating spinal misalignment due to scoliosis
Chiropractic treatment can be very effective as a component of any set of treatment protocols for scoliosis.
Because patients with scoliosis have spinal misalignments (what we call “subluxations”) and often lack mobility in particular spinal joints, and those misalignments cause changes in the nervous system and the spinal support muscles, chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful for patients who are being treated for scoliosis. Spinal adjustments alone can improve movement, relieve pain, and also optimize the functioning of the nervous system. In combination with specific mirror-image exercises and mirror-image traction, spinal adjustments can reduce smaller and more flexible scoliotic curves and slow the progression of larger ones.
- Chiropractic treatment incorporating spinal adjustments, exercise and traction can relieve pain and reduce some smaller scoliosis curves.
- Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal mobility, reduce muscle imbalance and improve nervous system function.
- Spinal adjustments alone have not been shown to correct or prevent the progression of scoliosis.
At ScoliTech we utilize a combination of specific spinal adjustments, mirror-image exercises, and mirror-image traction to improve mobility, reduce pain, and improve the spinal deformity associated with scoliosis.