Kyphosis and Chiropractic Care
Kyphosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine, resulting in a hunchback or rounded appearance. It can occur in any part of the spine but is most commonly found in the thoracic region, which is the middle section of the spine that runs from the base of the neck to the lower back.
Advanced Chiropractic care services are an excellent treatment option for Kyphosis. Let’s discuss what Kyphosis is, and how your local Chiropractor can alleviate its symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Kyphosis
Several causes of kyphosis include congenital defects, degenerative conditions such as osteoporosis, and spinal injuries or tumors. Kyphosis can also be a symptom of other underlying conditions such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis.
Chiropractors Specialize In Musculoskeletal Conditions
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including kyphosis. They use a combination of manual adjustments, exercises, and other therapies to help alleviate pain and improve the curvature of the spine.
Get Kyphosis Identified and Diagnosed Via Imaging
The first step in treating kyphosis is to perform a thorough examination of the spine to determine the cause of the condition and to develop an individualized treatment plan. X-rays or other imaging tests can help identify the specific areas of the spine that are affected by kyphosis. Your local family physician can help you with this before you proceed to the chiropractor’s office.
Your Chiropractor Can Help Alleviate Your Symptoms
Chiropractors may use a variety of techniques to help improve the curvature of the spine and reduce pain associated with kyphosis. These techniques may include:
- Manual adjustments: Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the spine to correct misalignments and improve the curvature of the spine.
- Exercises: Chiropractors may recommend specific exercises to help strengthen the muscles that support the spine and improve posture.
- Physical therapy: Chiropractors may also use various physical therapy techniques to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. This can include techniques such as massage, ultrasound, and heat therapy.
- Nutrition: Chiropractors may advise on diet and supplements that can help support the health of the spine and improve bone density.
- Lifestyle changes: Chiropractors may also recommend changes to a person’s lifestyle that can help improve the spine’s health and reduce the risk of kyphosis. This can include things like avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular exercise.
Get Professional Help For Your Kyphosis at Shelby County Chiropractic
Kyphosis is a condition that can cause pain, and discomfort and can affect your quality of life. Don’t ignore your pain symptoms when there are safe chiropractic treatments available. Our trained team of chiropractors, including Dr James Stapleton DC, are trained to diagnose and treat kyphosis.