How To Manage Scoliosis Pain
Scoliosis is a somewhat common spine condition where you have a slight to severe curve or twist to your spine. The condition can be anywhere from unnoticeable to life-changing due to the sometimes excruciating pain. Because most instances of scoliosis are more slight however, they can go unnoticed in children and just show up as what feels like normal back pain in adults. There are ways to manage scoliosis pain, and getting a proper diagnosis can go a long way to achieving a pain-free life.
While some people with scoliosis have pain medication or surgery recommended to them, there are actually many less drastic measures you can take to manage scoliosis pain. With nerve compression and muscle imbalances often playing a part in adult scoliosis, you want to make sure that you get a proper diagnosis, i.e. through x-rays and also seeing a chiropractor or physiotherapist first. These two types of health care professionals are the best front-line practitioners you can see if you want to manage scoliosis pain, as they can give you a legal diagnosis and best recommend other manual therapies, or simply treat you themselves.
The types of symptoms you might experience if you have scoliosis include:
- joint inflammation
- posture-related pain
- nerve pain
The pain from joint inflammation can be related to activity, and can be worse in the first part of the day or at the end of the day. Posture-related pain may be indicated by muscle spasms anywhere along the back, and may cause extreme fatigue. Nerve pain can be especially troublesome with scoliosis, because compressed nerves can lead to many different types of sensations including tingling, numbness, prickling and burning, and can lead to weakness in your muscles as well.
How can we help you manage scoliosis pain?
As mentioned above, seeing one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists at Yellow Gazebo will give you the opportunity to first get a proper diagnosis. They can also help you set up an exercise regimen, which will go a long way to relieving you of your pain and/or discomfort. Other modalities that we offer that might go a long way to helping you manage scoliosis pain include acupuncture, osteopathy, and massage therapy. Each of these modalities can help bring you relief from muscle tension, and while they may not correct the curvature of your spine, can potentially bring you to a point where you’re no longer in any pain.
If you’d like some more information, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.