The abnormal curve could either be in the shape of an “S” or a “C”. Scoliosis is generally associated with children or teenagers, but can be found in adults as well when scoliosis is not detected as a child. In the worst cases, scoliosis can affect heart and lung function.
Scoliosis can sometimes be evident when we observe a persons’ posture and find that their shoulders may be slanted, one side of the hips might be higher than the other, their back might be more prominent on one side when viewed from behind and when we observe their spine from behind there is the appearance of a curve. Chiropractic is a good non-surgical option for assessment, treatment and monitoring of scoliosis.
At Kissun Chiropractic, the treatment for scoliosis will be based on the patients age, curve pattern, curve size, likely rate of progression of the condition.
A full spinal x-ray revealed scoliosis in the upper and middle spine. Furthermore the shoulder and pelvic bones were not level, leading to persistent backaches. A lower lumbar had slipped out of position causing severe pain. The Doctor repositioned the lumbar and provided immediate relief. Subsequent treatment involved repositioning and straightening the spine. The backaches are no longer a problem.
What strikes me most is the Doctor’s level of understanding of my problems as I described the symptoms, even without the help of an x-ray. The x-rays confirmed the Doctor's diagnosis and the treatment was short and precise but very effective. In three words caring professional service.
If one has persistent backaches which may be related to spinal problems, it is well worth taking the time to seek a consultation with the Doctors at Kissun Chiropractic. You will be assured of help from very knowledgeable caring professionals.
I have scoliosis with resulting on and off low back pain. I also had a whiplash injury with neck pain radiating to my shoulders and upper back and debilitating headaches. At its worst, I experienced headaches and sore neck and shoulders daily for 2 weeks. I remember having to struggle to work through the pain. Before coming to Kissun Chiropractic, all I was offered was painkillers and muscle relaxants by my family GP. Regular chiropractic treatment helped relieve the symptoms tremendously. I am now pain free and come in for maintenance treatments. I feel like a brand new person.
I like that the practice has private treatment rooms which enables me to discuss my condition and progress with the Doctor privately unlike other practices. The Doctor at Kissun Chiropractic is also very experienced and is able to explain things very well. Plus he has excellent bedside manners.
I am currently under the care of Kissun Chiropractic for my longstanding scoliosis and pinched nerve. The Doctor constantly provides advice related to my overall health such as dietary needs, exercise etc. I have taken all of his advice seriously and this has contributed positively with the treatment I received. The Doctor is friendly and makes his patients very comfortable. He explains thoroughly what patients are facing and provides good advice.
2 weeks after my second child I had excruciating low back pain. My pregnancy was natural and no epidural. I had multiple MRI’s, X-rays and CT scans from my private hospital and orthopedic doctors, and was diagnosed with scoliosis and a mild slipped disc. I was asked to do spinal fusion surgery for the slipped disc but I didn't want to do this as it would not allow me to breastfeed and take care of my baby. We found the Doctor at Kissun Chiropractic to be very kind, accommodating and patient. The Doctor fixed my back without the need for medicines and surgery.
My son was diagnosed with scoliosis after a routine examination by the school nurse when he was younger. We followed up with the government hospital for many years until he was discharged. We thought the condition wasn’t good as we could see his shoulders were still crooked and he found it difficult to sit straight. We consulted another Orthopedic Doctor but we were advised nothing more can be done and the condition shouldn’t worsen. A friend told me that a chiropractic treatment might help so we took him to see the Doctor. At Kissun Chiropractic. After some treatment and exercise advice we could already see a noticeable change in his sitting posture and his shoulders are not so crooked. We wished we had tried this treatment earlier rather than just watch the condition slowly getting worse.