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Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine curves away from the middle or sideways.
The two types of Scoliosis addressed by Frye Chiropractic are Degenerative Scoliosis and Functional Scoliosis. Degenerative Scoliosis can occur in older adults and is caused by changes in the spine due to arthritis.
This type of scoliosis can cause chronic back pain. The weakening of ligaments and other soft tissue combined with abnormal bone spurs can lead to abnormal curvature of the spine. (Source:http://www.medicinenet.com/scoliosis/article.htm).
The doctors at Frye Chiropractic are highly trained in diagnosing early indications of problems that could lead to Degenerative Scoliosis. We diagnose, treat and correct, as much as possible, the core issues then establish a maintenance schedule to help you prevent any further deterioration down the road.
Functional Scoliosis (Idiopathic scoliosis) is most common in adolescents and tends to worsen with growth spurts. Until recently, standard medical treatment often required the youngster to wear a cumbersome brace that was refitted that was refitted at intervals to accommodate normal growth.
If your child is diagnosed with Functional Scoliosis, please talk to us about alternative therapies centered in spinal biomechanics and postural rehabilitation.
If you are concerned about a family member who may have scoliosis, or have been diagnosed with Scoliosis, call us at (661) 280-2388 or schedule an appointment today at our chiropractic office in Lancaster, CA. We will do a thorough examination including in-office X-Rays, review the findings and develop a comprehensive plan of treatment for your specific needs.
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