Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Scoliosis services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

If you have scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, and pain because of it, early treatment is essential. Skilled chiropractor Stephen Steller, DC, and the experts at Spinal Correction Centers in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, provide treatments that reduce discomfort caused by scoliosis, improving musculoskeletal functioning and your quality of life. Call one of the offices to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition associated with an abnormal curvature of your spine. When left untreated, scoliosis can lead to limited mobility and ongoing pain. If you have scoliosis and complications associated with it, see the experts at Spinal Correction Centers for an evaluation. 

What are the symptoms of scoliosis?

Common signs and symptoms of scoliosis include:

  • A visible curve in your spine
  • Uneven shoulders or waist
  • One hip that’s higher than the other
  • Prominent side of your back when bending forward
  • Jutting forward on one side of your rib cage

If it’s left untreated, scoliosis may cause breathing problems, back pain, neck pain, limited mobility or range of motion, and visible spinal deformities.

What are the risk factors for scoliosis?

Anyone can develop scoliosis, but factors that may increase your risk include:

  • Family history of scoliosis
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spine infections
  • Spinal cord abnormalities
  • Birth defects
  • Previous surgeries affecting the chest wall
  • Being female

The signs and symptoms of scoliosis often appear during adolescence. They’re usually more severe in girls than in boys.

How do you diagnose scoliosis?

To determine if you have scoliosis and develop an effective treatment plan, the chiropractic experts at Spinal Correction Centers review your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits.

They examine your spine during a physical exam, complete a neurological exam if necessary, and possibly recommend X-rays, an MRI, or another imaging procedure. 

How does a chiropractor treat scoliosis?

Your personalized scoliosis treatment plan could include stretching, chiropractic manipulation, functional rehabilitation, physical therapy, and wearing a brace. 

Your provider might also recommend dietary supplements, electrical stimulation, or manipulation under anesthesia to minimize potential discomfort or anxiety you may feel during treatment.

Treatment plans often include a series of chiropractic adjustments. Depending on your needs, you might see your chiropractor weekly or less often. They can adjust your treatment regimen to minimize pain, improve spinal structure and functioning, and enhance mobility. 

Adopt healthy habits at home, such as eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, and getting plenty of sleep.

To learn more about your treatment options for scoliosis or schedule an appointment, call the Spinal Correction Centers office nearest you or use the online booking feature today.