January 31, 2012

“Scoliois in my spine? But I am 50 years old! I thought scoliosis was a spine curve in young people.”

scoliosis with spinal stenosisWell, that is not entirely true. Young Chiropractic sees many Easley older patients with scoliosis and helps relieve their pain with chiropractic. 

Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) can develop in the young years of life and then worsen OR cause disc degeneration and pinched nerves in the middle back and lower back. The pinched nerves are caused by a condition called spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the nerve opening spaces in the spine). Now, the condition of scoliosis and disc degeneration may cause pain in the legs due to stenosis. Pain down the legs called sciatica is caused by a specific pinched nerve. But chiropractic can help!
Spinal stenosis in older adults with scoliosis is prevalent in our chiropractic, so you’re not alone! As a matter of fact, one study of 36 patients with a mean age of 69 years had leg pain at a severity level of 6.5 (on a scale of 0 no pain to 10 the worst pain the patient had ever had). 97% of these patients also showed at least one level of severe stenosis, and all but one had severe leg pain, too. (1) Your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic is trained and ready to advise you on an effective stenosis and scoliosis treatment plan to gain pain relief.
Young Chiropractic is your Easley chiropractic clinic to diagnose and treat this stenosis patient who has scoliosis. At Young Chiropractic you will receive Cox Technic, a form of proven, effective, gentle care and pain relief.