Aligned Life Medical has a practice focused on Scoliosis and Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ.
Scoliosis affects 1 in 2 adults over the age of 55 but it has not been well diagnosed or managed in the past because of improper treatment options and improper education by doctors. The wait and see method of dealing with scoliosis is outdated and ineffective unless a person is looking to end up having surgery on their spine. More recent advances have shown that when people who have scoliosis are braced that they avoid surgery (BRAIST study). As a matter of fact the study was stopped early because bracing to avoid surgery was more effective than the researchers imagined it would be.
Scoliosis and Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ primarily attempts to determine how stable or unstable the curvatures in the spine are. This is done with a specific consultation and exam that is focused on the scoliosis correction potential.
"Scoliosis stabilization requires a number of different strategies depending on how stable the curvatures of the spine are on initial presentation and how they move through a series of different ranges of motion." -Dr. Banman
The combination of Scoliosis and Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ is used to help stabilize the spine so that a patient who has scoliosis can work towards avoiding the problems that are compounded by scoliosis. Some problems that may develop from scoliosis include visible changes in posture like shoulder and hip height differences, shoulder blade prominence, waist asymmetry and trunk rotation. Scoliosis can also lead to disturbances like decreased respiratory efforts, loss of balance, pain in the low and upper back, increased kyphosis in the spine and in the elderly increased tendency to require some sort of aid to stay mobile.
Aligned Life Medical can help you determine and create a non-surgical solution for your spine.