The National Scoliosis Foundation estimates that scoliosis affects between 6-9 million Americans every year. Patients who struggle with this spine condition can often be successfully treated by a chiropractor. Learn how Dr. Zeke Harkleroad of Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX, can help you or your child with this spinal disorder.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a disease that causes the spinal column to curve to the left or right. It usually causes the spine to take on a “C” shape. It's considered an incurable condition, but some of the symptoms can be relieved with specialized treatments and surgeries. A patient with scoliosis will usually lean to the side when standing or walking, which could lead to other problems over time. Here are some common causes:
- A physical genetic deformity, such as being born with one leg shorter than the other.
- A birth defect, such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
- Muscle spasms and inflammation of the spinal column.
Pain, discomfort and deformities due to scoliosis can be managed by Dr. Harkleroad at his Austin, TX, practice. He’s a chiropractor who offers a scoliosis treatment for young people and adults called SpineCor. It’s a corrective body brace that is worn for 20 hours per day under the patient’s clothes. The straps and bands are designed to help realign the spine, fix the patient’s posture and prevent progression of the symptoms of scoliosis.
Your Chiropractic Appointment
At your first appointment, your chiropractor will perform a thorough exam to determine the severity of your case and see if SpineCor is the right solution for you. The exam will include X-rays and an assessment of the curvature of the spine. Models will be taken to help your chiropractor design the perfect SpineCor brace for your case. You will be scheduled for regular appointments to monitor progress.
Call Your Chiropractor Today
Get help with your scoliosis symptoms at a chiropractor's office. Call (512) 327-5311 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zeke Harkleroad at Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX.