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Karrinyup Wellness Centre

Chiro for scoliosis

Living with scoliosis can be challenging. While some individuals may only experience minor discomfort, others may face chronic pain and reduced mobility. 

We understand the impact this condition can have on your quality of life. At Karrinyup Wellness Centre, we have a compassionate and experienced team of chiropractors to provide support and enhance your overall well-being. 

Whether you are seeking pain relief, improved mobility, or general support, we are dedicated to assisting you every step of the way.

Together, we can navigate this journey and work towards enhancing your quality of life.

Symptoms of scoliosis

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  • Uneven shoulders: One shoulder may appear higher than the other. This is often one of the first visible signs of scoliosis.
  • Asymmetric waist: Individuals with scoliosis often exhibit an uneven waistline. One side may appear more prominent than the other due to the spinal curvature.
  • Leaning to one side: Due to the abnormal curvature, individuals might unconsciously lean to one side to compensate for the imbalance.
  • Uneven hip heights: Just like with shoulders, one hip may be higher or more prominent than the other.
  • Visible curve in the spine: In moderate to severe cases, the curvature of the spine can be visibly observed when looking at the individual from behind.
  • Back pain and discomfort: While not always present, some individuals with scoliosis may experience chronic back pain or discomfort.
  • Difficulty breathing: In severe cases, the curve in the spine may put pressure on the lungs, causing breathing difficulties.
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Causes of scoliosis

  • Idiopathic scoliosis: The most common type, idiopathic scoliosis, has no specific identifiable cause and typically develops during adolescence.
  • Congenital scoliosis: This occurs when the spine fails to form completely or forms incorrectly during development in the womb.
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis: This type of scoliosis is a result of abnormal muscles or nerves. Frequently seen in people with cerebral palsy or spina bifida, it’s caused by the inability of the muscles to maintain proper alignment of the spine.
  • Degenerative scoliosis: This occurs in adults due to the degeneration of the facet joints in the spine, often from arthritis, leading to an unnatural curve.

Preventing and managing scoliosis

  • Regular screenings: Early detection is crucial in managing scoliosis. Regular screenings during the growth spurt years can help identify the condition early.
  • Physical therapy: Specially designed exercises can help to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, improving posture and reducing discomfort.
  • Wearing a brace: For some individuals, wearing a brace prescribed by a doctor can help prevent further curving of the spine.
  • Good posture: Maintaining good posture is crucial for spinal health and can help in managing symptoms of scoliosis.
  • Healthy weight: Keeping a healthy weight reduces the stress on the spine and may help in preventing further curvature.
  • Surgical intervention: In severe cases where the curvature is significantly impacting the individual’s quality of life or health, surgery might be recommended.
  • Chiropractic care: Regular sessions with a chiropractor can help manage symptoms and improve
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Chiropractic care for scoliosis

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Chiropractic care is essential in managing scoliosis by addressing spinal alignment and functionality. 

Personalised adjustments alleviate discomforts like back pain, improve mobility, and promote natural healing and posture. It also fosters body awareness, providing knowledge about individual spinal curvature and its impacts. 

Guided exercises strengthen supportive muscles, enhance flexibility, and slow curvature progression. 

For functional scoliosis, chiropractic care corrects body imbalances contributing to spinal curves. 

While not a cure, chiropractic treatment is crucial for symptom management, slowing progression, and improving overall quality of life for scoliosis patients.

Reduce your discomfort with tailored scoliosis treatment

The journey with scoliosis is unique to each individual.

Our dedicated team is here to provide personalised, comprehensive care, focusing on empowering you towards better spinal health and an improved quality of life.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chiropractic care cannot “correct” scoliosis, but it can help improve the function and reduce the symptoms associated with scoliosis.

    Chiropractic care aims to prevent scoliosis from worsening by improving spinal alignment and promoting optimal nervous system function.

    The time to see results from chiropractic treatment for scoliosis varies depending on the severity of the condition and individual response. It may take several weeks or months to notice improvements.

    Chiropractic care alone may not replace the need for bracing or surgery in severe cases of scoliosis. However, it can be used as a complementary treatment to support other interventions.

    The number of chiropractic sessions needed to treat scoliosis varies depending on the severity of the condition and individual response. Multiple sessions over an extended period are typically required.

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    At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.

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