Scoliosis is a lateral curvature in the spine. When our doctor looks at a spine he will be able to tell if it is straight or not. Patients with scoliosis have a spine that is curved. The diagnosis typically takes place when patients are children and teenagers when they are growing, however, adults can also have scoliosis that has not been diagnosed.
If scoliosis is left untreated in children it may lead to future health problems. Even minor cases of scoliosis can lead to degenerative disc disease and spinal osteoarthritis as an adult.
Adult scoliosis can create problems with your balance, and a reduction in height as your spine bends. In adults, long-term scoliosis will lead to unleveled hips, which can cause degenerative changes and arthritis.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that is proven to help children and adults that have scoliosis. Dr. Gutierrez will gently adjust your spine to bring it back to its normal position and provide you with recommendations for home care.
If you have any questions regarding scoliosis diagnosis and active treatment, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today. We look forward to assisting you or your child!