Curved Spine Causes, Symptoms, and More
A healthy spine has gentle curves that help absorb stress from gravity and body movement. However, abnormalities may occur on the spine, misaligning the natural curvatures and exaggerating them.
At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, San Antonio, TX, we offer curved spine treatment. Our treatment services begin with a comprehensive assessment to help us better understand your condition. We then use a combination of chiropractic care techniques that suit your needs to give you relief from pain and discomfort and help realign the spine to its natural position. No matter the severity of your condition, our chiropractor is ready to help find a solution for it.
Causes Of a Curved Spine
The cause of some cases of curved spines is unknown. However, many cases are caused by:
- Overuse, repetitive, poor ergonomic habits (Cell phones and Computers)
- Spinal injuries
- Neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
Symptoms Of a Curved Spine
Some of the most notable symptoms of a curved spine may include:
- Back discomfort and pain
- A hump on the upper back and the skull pulling forward
- Uneven shoulder blades
- Uneven hips or waist
- Height loss
- A visible curve on the back
- Ribs sticking out on one side
- Tendency to lean on one side
If a curved spine is not treated, it can cause complications such as:
- Back problems such as chronic back pain, especially in adulthood
- Abnormal wear and tear on the joints
- Breathing problems when the rib cage presses against the lungs
Curved Spine Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractors can help treat a curved spine using various techniques. Before treatment, they examine a person to check for the condition. The examination involves a physical checkup, among other things, which is necessary for discerning the cause of the curved spine. This will allow our chiropractor to figure out the next steps. They then develop a treatment plan that suits an individual depending on their condition.
Get Curved Spine Treatment from Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, San Antonio, TX
A curved spine can cause you pain and discomfort. It can also limit your mobility and prevent you from doing physical activities. At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, San Antonio, TX, we are here to help you get a solution for your problem by offering a safe and effective treatment plan. Our treatment focuses on realigning the spine more naturally, without using medication or surgery. Call us at (210) 545-1144 to learn more or schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.