Scoliosis Chiropractic Lansing MI
Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.
- Congenital genetic predisposition
- Habitual behavioral routines
- Idiopathic unknown cause
Regardless of cause, early detection can be helpful.
An alert parent may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Or uneven shoe wear offers a clue. Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains.”
Wait and See?
Allowed to run its course, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.
A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments may help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are retrained and strengthened, posture may improve.
Bring your child in so we can discuss your concerns and explore the possibilities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature normal?
Isn’t scoliosis caused by a lack of calcium?
Do heavy back-packs cause scoliosis?
Chiropractic is an excellent choice of treatment for scoliosis!
We’ve treated many patients with scoliosis and are proud of the results we see. If you’re interested in learning more about chiropractic treatment for scoliosis, contact or come visit us today! We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.
General Spinal Health Test
Many spinal problems produce uneven weight distribution. Here’s a simple test you can conduct at home with two bathroom scales to reveal this common sign of spinal imbalance:
This test requires two bathroom scales. Make sure both weight-bearing surfaces are level.
With eyes closed, have the test subject tilt their head up and down, and then left and right, settling to a comfortable, neutral position. Record the scale readings for each leg
To eliminate the variance between the scales, reverse their positions and repeat the test.
- Average the findings of the left leg by adding both left leg readings and dividing by two.
- Average the results for the right leg by adding both readings and dividing by two.
- A difference greater than 5 lb./2 kg. between both legs is significant. Contact Rassel-Daigneault Holistic Health and make an appointment today.
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