Scoliosis Chiropractic in Austin, TX

In lay terms, scoliosis is when there is a curve in the spine (normally over 15-20 degrees) that negatively impacts the movement and integrity of the spine and the rest of the skeleton. Not only does scoliosis impact your physical structure, but it drastically impacts the function of your nervous system and organs.
How do you know if you have scoliosis?  Scoliosis leaves behind several signs and symptoms to help you determine if you have scoliosis. If you are experiencing any of these signs/symptoms, be sure to schedule your evaluation with one of our doctors today!

Some of these common signs and symptoms include:

Can a chiropractor help with scoliosis?

A chiropractor can absolutely help with scoliosis. In lay terms, scoliosis is when there is a curve in the spine (normally over 15-20 degrees) that negatively impacts the movement and integrity of the spine and the rest of the skeleton. Not only does scoliosis impact your physical structure, but it drastically impacts the function of your nervous system and organs. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to correct misalignments, which allows improper curvatures to straighten out, as well as decrease the tension put on the spinal cord. When there is less tension on the spinal cord, your brain can more easily send messages to the body and vise versa. When the brain-body messaging is improved, organs start to function better, muscles start to move correctly, and your healing capacity improves drastically!  If you believe you have scoliosis, it is extremely important that you see a chiropractor ASAP to avoid gravity from pulling down on the curvatures and making matters worse. To learn more about how to correct your scoliosis, schedule your evaluation with one of our doctors today!

Can scoliosis be corrected?

Chiropractic can correct scoliosis depending on a variety of different factors. Some of these factors include the severity of the scoliosis, how long the scoliosis has been present, and the daily activities you do that either negatively or positively impact the integrity of your spine. Due to the variety of different factors, it can never be said that chiropractic can 100% put your spine back to zero degrees, but it can be said that chiropractic can help prevent the scoliosis from getting worse and actually cause the scoliosis to lessen. In fact, check out this video of Dr. Scott’s sister (who has scoliosis) getting adjusted to help reduce her curvature and restore proper function of the rest of her body.

How long does it take to realign your spine?

There are many factors to take into consideration when asking how long does it take to realign somebody with scoliosis. The timing will change depending on the severity of your scoliosis, your age, and the daily activities you do that are either negatively or positively impacting your spine. This is why the best way to truly determine how long it takes to realign your scoliosis is to schedule your evaluation with one of our doctors today!

Are massages good for scoliosis?

Massage is amazing for scoliosis. This is because scoliosis can cause muscle imbalances throughout the body. These imbalances create some muscles to be extra tight, while other muscles become extra loose. To discover which muscles need to be massaged to relieve pain from scoliosis, it is extremely important to first be evaluated by a professional. ​To learn more about which muscles should be massaged to manage your scoliosis, schedule your evaluation with one of our doctors today!