Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine side, can cause back pain. The medical community has struggled to find an effective treatment for this type of pain, with most doctors believing surgery is the only way to reduce the curvature. Fortunately, there is a conservative treatment that not only eases the spinal curvature ache but actually reduces the curvature as well.
Why Does It hurt?
While some people with scoliosis experience no symptoms, others may experience back pain, neck pain, headaches, difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time, reproductive dysfunction, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms depend on the location and degree of curvature, but also on your behavior. If your head is off-center or one shoulder or hip higher than the other, you may have scoliosis.
Some were treated in adolescence with bracing and surgery to reduce the curvature of the spine, while the other is left untreated. Adults who develop scoliosis can feel the pain of the muscles, spinal discs, or both. Back muscles, try to pull the spine back into alignment so that they can return to normal length and tension.
If your doctor tells you that the only choice is surgery, he may be wrong. Scoliosis pain has been shown to decrease with chiropractic care and physical therapy. While many doctors prescribe physical therapy as part of a pain management strategy for scoliosis, combined with other treatments are not always considered.
You may be given traction treatment as well, which stretches the spine and surrounding ligaments and muscles and increases disk space.