Safe for Children: Chiropractic Corrections for Scoliosis

Scoliosis predominantly affects pre-pubescent children during adolescent development of the spine and its proper curvature. As children begin to experience growth spurts, the spine is driven out of alignment via translation of discs. Because the body is growing at such a rapid pace, these translations become cemented, setting the tone for long-term spinal dysfunction.

The good news is that scoliosis is common and well understood. There are numerous treatment options available, including bracing, which serve to correct scoliosis before it can fully set in a developing child. Today, chiropractic is also highly recognized as a non-invasive, corrective approach to scoliosis, thanks to the inroads made by modalities like Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) and the Ideal Spine corrective model.

Is chiropractic safe for children?

Many concerned parents question the efficacy and safety of chiropractic for children. This is a valid concern. The spine is at a developmental stage and chiropractic involves things such as via low-velocity adjustments, traction, and mirror-image adjusting.

The good news for parents is that chiropractic is absolutely safe when performed by a qualified professional. More than a few peer-reviewed studies have been published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, confirming the relative safety and outlining potential benefits of pediatric chiropractic adjustments.

Why chiropractic?

If left unresolved, scoliosis can cause lifelong issues for a person. To compound issues, correcting scoliosis in adults is infinitely harder than in children, simply because the spine has gone beyond its developmental stages and become cemented in its dysfunction.

Options available to developing children with identified scoliosis are varied, but most often involve bracing. In severe cases, corrective surgery may be required. However, chiropractic offers a non-invasive, low-cost, relatively side-effect-free option at the early outset of treatment. It enables parents to explore corrective options for their children without drastic impositions. At an age where more than just the spine is developing, chiropractic is a simple, effective option for treating both congenital and secondary scoliosis.

Chiropractic adjustments for scoliosis

For scoliosis occurring beyond the average (10-15 degree so deviation), bracing is likely going to be a component of chiropractic adjustment. Beyond this, mirror-image adjustments, low-velocity adjustments, traction, and more may all be employed to pull the spine back into alignment, below an acceptable degree of deviation.

Chiropractic – specifically Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) – offers the benefit of tailored care, thanks in part to radiological imaging of each patient’s spine and the mapping of a unique corrective plan. Using imaging, geometric modeling, adjustment techniques, and revaluation throughout the adjustment schedule, a CBP-trained chiropractor is able to ensure the spine is responding appropriately to treatment throughout the course of adolescent development.

Preventing a Lifetime of Trouble

To avoid chronic ailments caused by nerve compression, disc herniation, general spinal dysfunction, and more, it’s imperative to identify and correct scoliosis at a young age. Chiropractic offers the recourse parents need for the wellness of their children, without the stigmas and invasiveness of other corrective methods.

Ideal Spine understands the questions parents have when it comes to pediatric chiropractic adjustments. We’re here to answer those questions and quell fears, and strive to affect positive change in your child’s spinal condition. Though impossible to cure, it may be possible to correct scoliosis using a tailored CBP adjustment schedule, to help your child live a relatively normal life.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See for providers in your area.

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