Scoliosis pain management at Reimer Wellness Center involves drug-free techniques and holistic therapies that are integrated to optimize relief and restore musculoskeletal balance. Dr. Mary Reimer is our chiropractor in Los Altos, CA, with many years of experience providing non-invasive chiropractic adjustments to patients struggling with scoliosis back pain. Additionally, our massage therapists can deliver soothing massages to relax your body and speed up healing.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine linked to congenital defects, spinal degeneration, or changes in the structure of the spine due to aging. The spinal bones may twist and form a C or S shape curve anywhere along the spine. However, the lower back spine is most often affected by degenerative scoliosis or adult idiopathic scoliosis, which is a continuation of the condition from adolescence.
What Causes Scoliosis?
Besides normal wear and tear on the spine, scoliosis may occur due to the following:
- Birth defect
- Bone deformity
- Cerebral palsy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Infection or injury to the spine
Typical Scoliosis Symptoms
Scoliosis may result in physical asymmetries, balance problems, or mild to severe back pain depending on how severe the curvature is. Noticeable physical symptoms include misaligned shoulders, rib cage, and hips, leaning to one side, or one shoulder blade sticks out. The curvature or vertebral misalignment may compress the spine, impinge the nerves, or herniate the discs. This can result in pain that travels from the back to the hips, buttocks, or legs or worsens with activity. Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the extremities or reduced mobility may also occur.
Scoliosis Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Los Altos, CA
Dr. Reimer will assess your symptoms and use diagnostic imaging to examine your spine. This helps to confirm if your pain is in fact linked to scoliosis and help us set up a treatment program that is ideal for you. Your scoliosis pain management plan may include the following natural treatment modalities known to be effective in relieving back pain.
- Spinal Adjustments: Our chiropractor in Los Altos may use a hand or instrument-assisted technique to adjust and realign the spinal joints. This takes the pressure off the musculoskeletal structures and corrects nerve pain, bulging or herniated discs, as well as improve posture, balance, and mobility.
- Massage Therapy: Our therapists can perform therapeutic massages before and after chiropractic adjustments to help optimize relief. Massages trigger the release of feel-good hormones that help to reduce the sensation of pain, stimulate soft tissue healing, and improve flexibility.
Get Lasting Scoliosis Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care in Los Altos
Rediscover what it feels like to not struggle with scoliosis pain by receiving chiropractic care at Reimer Wellness Center in Los Altos, CA. Call (650) 949-3232 to schedule your appointment for scoliosis pain management therapies.