Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Usually occurring during the growth spurt preceding puberty, scoliosis can have significant health ramifications. At the chiropractic and acupuncture clinics of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we help bring relief to patients with the symptoms of scoliosis.
Usually, the spine bends along the lateral view in three places- the cervical lordosis or anterior curvature, the thoracic kyphosis or posterior curvature, and the lumbar lordosis. This curvature provides some shock absorption to the normal spine, but the spine appears straight from the rear. In cases of scoliosis, the spine has additional curvature to the side and does not appear straight from the posterior view. The health implications of scoliosis can be mild or severe.
The additional spine curvature impacts the vertebral range of motion and muscle attachments, sometimes creating painful movement and increased risk of spinal degeneration. Scoliosis can affect overall body balance; leg length differences and gait issues are common. In severe cases, patients suffer internal organ derangement and abnormal compression of some organs. Nerve compression is not uncommon. Spinal imaging is crucial to determine the level of curvature; parents need to make sure their children receive proper evaluation early to determine spinal health at a young age and watch the progression of spinal curvature.
At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay evaluates each patient young and old, for spinal imbalance, pain, and nerve irritation. Please tell her about any prior diagnosis of scoliosis; she can order x-ray films as needed, as well, if required. She uses gentle chiropractic adjustments to support the vertebral range of motion, soft tissue massage to reduce muscle aches and pains, focused deep tissue massage for trigger point relief, and acupuncture for meridian therapy along the spine and other areas. Treatment soothes pain locally and enhances healing distally at impacted tissues. Other physical modalities available at our office include the use of electrostimulation, electro-acupuncture, auriculotherapy, cupping, and gua sha. At each visit, Dr. Oskardmay also provides helpful information to support healing at home between visits.
Scoliosis is a prevalent disorder that afflicts approximately 3 million Americans annually. While treatment can help symptoms, no treatments available at this time can cure this ailment. Scoliosis is a chronic condition that can last for years or be lifelong in most cases. As a spinal care expert, Dr. Oskardmay can help to reduce the painful symptoms of scoliosis and help patients improve their overall well-being in the process. Call today at (919) 929-1400 to get the care you need or visit us 24 hours a day online to schedule and learn more about natural, hands-on healing at Acupractic Natural Healing Center, providing alternative healing to the Triangle since 1995.