Do You Have Scoliosis?

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Lexington. Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses to a significant bend. Once the spine has advanced to this advanced stage, there are often severe health consequences, and surgery becomes necessary. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for during its early stages, it can sometimes prevent the advanced spinal bending from happening.

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched, and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. Studies have shown that scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of single vertebrae. Overtime, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often, parents and children first notice the presence of a scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and/or pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, a scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to lose their normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, advancing problems may develop.

At LifeStyle Chiropractic in Lexington, Dr. Nemastil's comprehensive examination will typically include a postural evaluation, a leg length evaluation, various orthopedic tests, range of motion tests, and also x-rays of the spine. In order to assist in the diagnosis, Dr. Mike believes in always being thorough with his evaluation and approach. Dr. Nemastil has over 20 years experience and is proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis. If Dr. Nemastil accepts you case, he will perform specific spinal treatments to assist the body inherent corrective abilities.


Scoliosis in Lexington

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies, to help stop the progression of scoliosis, and in many instances reverse the condition once present. Dr. Nemastil at LifeStyle Chiropractic, has over 20 years experience, and can provide you with the most appropriate care for your condition, or refer you to someone that can. If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call LifeStyle Chiropractic in Lexington to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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LifeStyle Chiropractic
148 West Tiverton Way #140
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 271-5433

(859) 271-5433