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Scoliosis in Eagan, MN

scoliosisScoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine.
Do you have scoliosis in Eagan, MN? When looking at the spine from the front or back, a healthy spine should appear straight. When a curvature is present, it shows that the spine has many misalignments and it can cause multiple different issues throughout the entire body.

Scoliosis Facts

  • Approximately 2% to 3% of Americans have scoliosis at age 16.
  • Females are more likely to have scoliosis than men.
  • Clues of a person having scoliosis: uneven shoulder blades, a prominent shoulder blade, uneven waist, one hip higher than the other, or leaning to one side.
  • Scoliosis occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty.
  • Severe scoliosis can be disabling.
  • If a scoliosis curve worsens, the spine can also rotate or twist, in addition to curving side to side.

Causes of Scoliosis

There are many different type of scoliosis that have different causes. Congenital scoliosis is caused by a bone abnormality that is present at birth. Neuromuscular scoliosis is a result of abnormal muscles or nerves. This is commonly seen in people with spina bifida or cerebral palsy.
Degenerative scoliosis may result from traumatic bone collapse from an injury or illness, previous major back surgery, or osteoporosis (thinning of the bones).

Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type and has no identifiable cause. There is strong evidence, however, that idiopathic scoliosis is inherited.

What Can I Do to Correct and Avoid Scoliosis?

Here are a few things that you can do immediately:

  • Improve your posture: keep shoulders down and back and chin level and back.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects or carrying a heavy purse or backpack.
  • Never sleep on your stomach.
  • Avoid high heels.
  • Do simple exercises, like stretching, on a regular basis.
  • Ice your spine daily.

While all these tips will help you reduce pain, the only true, proven way to correct misalignments in your spine is to be checked and adjusted by a chiropractor. Here at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, we are spine experts and know exactly how to find the misalignments in your spine and the root cause of your scoliosis.

No two people are alike so your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you back to optimal health.

We look forward to getting started with you! Contact us today.

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