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Scoliosis: Chiropractic is a smart choice for care

November 13, 2008

Scoliosis:  Every sufferer should see a chiropractor

Your spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae that stack up one on top of the other to form a straight line when viewed from front to back.  Spines are not perfectly straight and that’s normal; but when the spine curves or twists excessively it can be abnormal and it is called scoliosis (Greek for “crooked”).

What Causes Scoliosis? – In most cases of scoliosis the cause is unknown; the vertebrae and spinal structures – discs, ligaments, tendons and muscles – appear normal.  In the rest of the cases the scoliosis is caused by conditions such as a tumor, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, a birth deformity or disc problems.

Further deepening the mystery of scoliosis is the fact that no one knows why some minor curves get worse whereas about 90% do not.  However, it is not true, as commonly thought, that poor posture is a cause of scoliosis or that women with scoliosis have more problems carrying babies to term.  In fact, most people with scoliosis can lead normal lives, never even knowing that they have the condition.

The Chiropractic Approach – Chiropractic is not a treatment for individual diseases, scoliosis included.  Its purpose is to correct the vertebral subluxation complex – a condition that interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system and the body as a whole.

Only doctors of chiropractic, such as Dr. Jerry Dreessen and Dr. Jason Gilmore of Back To Action, are specially trained to locate and correct vertebral subluxations – spinal abnormalities that can affect not only the spine, but also the entire body.

Every scoliosis sufferer should be under chiropractic care.

Call Back To Action today for your scoliosis check-up at (425) 670-2600.

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Dr. Jerry Dreessen, D.C. and Dr. Jason Gilmore, D.C.