Scoliosis Specialist

Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare

Chiropractors located in North Port, FL

After being diagnosed with chronic spinal scoliosis, it can feel like there’s no hope. But at Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare, Dr. Price and his team can reduce your pain, increase your spinal function, and slow the progression of your condition. If you live in North Port, Florida, and have scoliosis, contact the only integrative specialists in the area. Call Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare today to schedule your appointment or book online.

Scoliosis Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition that results from an abnormal curvature of your spine.

In healthy individuals, the spine naturally has three curves front to back, forming an “S.” In those with scoliosis, there’s also a side-to-side curve that results in a “C.”

To be considered scoliosis, the curvature of your spine has to be more than 10 degrees. This type of spinal curvature often leads to an uneven appearance of your shoulders, hips, and waist.

What causes scoliosis?

Contrary to popular belief, scoliosis isn’t caused by carrying a heavy backpack or sleeping on one side or the other.

In most cases of scoliosis, the cause is unknown. However, there appears to be a specific genetic component, as the disease seems to run in families.

There are three basic types of scoliosis, differentiated by when the condition develops:

  • Infantile — develops between birth and age 3
  • Juvenile — develops between ages 4-9
  • Adolescent — develops from ages 10-18

Nearly 80% of scoliosis cases develop during the adolescent stage, which is when rapid growth happens throughout the body.

What are scoliosis treatments?

Scoliosis is a chronic condition and therefore incurable, but the team at Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare can improve your symptoms, restore some spinal function, and slow the disease’s progression.

Dr. Price and his team of practitioners may use gentle spinal adjustments to improve posture and decrease pain levels. In some cases, they may recommend specific scoliosis adjustments and manipulations. In these cases, they may use a precision instrument to protect the spine during the procedure.

Beyond in-office adjustments, Dr. Price may also prescribe at-home exercises for rehabilitation. These strengthen your spine and help to stabilize it. Exercises are also used to increase flexibility and help improve range of motion.

If you want to slow the progression of your scoliosis, or think you may have the condition, seek help as soon as possible. Call the office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Price or book it online.