How Chiropractic Helps with Scoliosis

Chestnut Ridge, NY Scoliosis Treatment

Chestnut Ridge, NY scoliosis treatmentScoliosis involves having an abnormal "C" or "S" curvature of the spine (sometimes noticeable and sometimes not), and 1 out of every 100 people in Chestnut Ridge, NY are diagnosed with the problem. Dr. Joanne Gjelsten has helped many patients with scoliosis.

While treatment often involves wearing some type of brace, especially in more advanced cases or stages of scoliosis, chiropractic is another effective option. And its benefits tend to be long-term.

Studies show that engaging in regular chiropractic offers patients with scoliosis benefits not only immediately after treatment, but for up to two years post-treatment or more. These benefits include less of a curvature, reduced pain, and lower levels of disability related to the curvature of the spine. Add these together and this makes chiropractic a great treatment remedy both short and long-term.

Although no one really knows the cause of scoliosis, chiropractic can definitely be part of the solution. If you live near our Chestnut Ridge, NY office, give Dr. Joanne Gjelsten a call today at (845) 358-2687 for an appointment.

References

Morningstar MW. Outcomes for adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation: A 24-month retrospective analysis. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011;10(3):179-184.