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Scoliosis Treated with Chiropractic Care

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Scoliosis is a spinal condition that without treatment may progressively become more severe, although the vast majority of cases remain mild with only minor curvature in the spine. Our chiropractor at Southwest Chiropractic Center in Lincoln diagnoses, monitors, and provides treatment for children and adults with scoliosis.

Chiropractic Care for Spinal Conditions

Scoliosis is an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine that is frequently first noticed during a visual exam of the spine. If scoliosis is suspected, an x-ray examination will confirm the presence or absence of the condition. The normal spine has a series of front-to-back curves, giving the spinal column a gently curving profile when seen from the side. In patients with scoliosis, the side-to-side spinal curves are most readily observed by looking at the spine from the back. When viewed from this direction, it looks as though the spine has C or S curves, and there may be some misalignment of the shoulders and hips as a result. Sometimes, the vertebrae are slightly rotated in the chest region, causing a noticeable hump. Most cases are considered mild with curving less than approximately 20 degrees.

Scoliosis usually begins during childhood, making it important to incorporate a scoliosis screening as part of a child’s regular physical examinations. Screenings are sometimes done in physical education classes at school, and parents are notified if scoliosis is suspected. Mild cases are generally monitored closely to detect any worsening of the curves. Although the reason is currently unknown, girls are more prone to worsening of this condition. Chiropractic treatment options are discussed with patients or their parents after a diagnosis is made.

Southwest Chiropractic Center in Lincoln Treats All Ages
Patients in the Lincoln area enjoy knowing that Southwest Chiropractic Center, P.C. offers treatments for people of all ages, making it your choice for family chiropractic care. Whether your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis or a family member has experienced a spinal trauma, our chiropractor Dr. Larson uses natural care methods to alleviate pain and correct misalignments of the spine.

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OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:30am - 12:30pm


Friday
Closed

Southwest Chiropractic Center PC
1501 Pine Lake Rd #2
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 421-8284

"Southwest Chiropractic & Acupunture Clinic is the BEST in Lincoln. I always refer my friends to Dr. Larson. I want them to have the best too!"

Janice E.

"Dr. Larson and her team are the best at what they do. I started feeling better after my first treatment. Regular, routine Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments have helped me to heal."

Giselle B.

"Dr. Larson helps me feel so MUCH more free than tight just by adjusting me! "

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