Did you know one of the top scoliosis treatments Columbus, Ohio, has to offer is in Hilliard?
Hi, I’m Dr. Kevin Sarich, a chiropractor specializing in scoliosis treatment without surgery. In this article, I will explain scoliosis and what we do in our office to treat it naturally.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity that causes the spine to curve, often into an “S” or “C” shape. If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to chronic pain, limited range of motion, and other serious complications.
Natural scoliosis treatment for adults & kids
Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP) has been shown to provide relief and correction for many adults, teenagers, and adolescents with scoliosis as it addresses significant spinal alignment and posture imbalances, which reduces pressure on the joints and nerves in the back.
Surprisingly, less than 1% of the chiropractic profession is trained in this specialized scoliosis correction technique.
To get certified in (CBP®) you must obtain seven courses, which are post-graduate courses and cover approximately 90 hours of credits on spinal biomechanical classes, and then pass written and practical exams.
What are the Symptoms of scoliosis?
Signs and symptoms of scoliosis may include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other
- One side of the rib cage jutting forward
- A prominence on one side of the back when bending forward, the rib hump
- Breathing problems, back problems, poor posture
Types of Scoliosis in Columbus Ohio
There are many different types of scoliosis, so knowing your kind is essential before starting any treatment plan. Do you suffer from lower back (lumbar), middle back (thoracic), or neck (cervical) pain?
Scoliosis Treatment Chiropractor Near ME
Scoliosis Treatment in Columbus, Ohio, begins with a complete Neuro-Structural Examination and a series of motion X-rays. This information is used to create an individualized treatment plan for every patient.
The amount of scoliosis correction potential can be seen with the use of correction potential X-rays. These are a series of X-rays that stress the spine in correct alignment to see how adaptive and healthy your spine is.
Scoliosis Treatment in Columbus Ohio (Care Plans)
We offer a variety of scoliosis treatment options. For patients within driving distance of our Scoliosis Care Center, the Standard Care Treatment Plan involves regular visits to the clinic, usually around three times a week for four weeks, then twice a week for six weeks, and eventually once a week for 12 weeks.
Ongoing monitoring and follow-up care are provided according to individual needs.
The Intensive Care Treatment Plan is typically provided to patients who travel a great distance to our Scoliosis Care Clinic. Treatment is provided twice daily over one or two weeks.
Both plans have a home rehabilitation program that each patient must do daily.
Scoliosis Treatment Columbus Ohio Appointments
A typical scoliosis treatment session involves various specific spinal exercises, traction, and chiropractic adjustments to improve the patient’s comfort level and reshape the spine.
Since treatment plans are customized to each patient, no two patients will experience an identical treatment session.
A home rehabilitation program must be done daily as well. We will provide the required equipment and bracing (if necessary) to complete the scoliosis homework.
Scoliosis Treatment Session
Treatment sessions last approximately 45 minutes and consist of three phases, informally termed “EAT.”
Phase 1: Exercise
The first phase is designed to prepare the body for treatment. It includes warm-up exercises, whole-body vibration therapy, and other therapies designed to relax the muscles and prepare the spine for a specific chiropractic adjustment.
Phase 2: Adjustment
The second phase involves specialized chiropractic adjustments with the chiropractor using their hands, equipment, and instruments to manually re-align the patient’s spinal and relieve pressure inside the joints.
Advanced mechanical adjusting instruments provide a gentle, precise correction that stresses the spine in “Mirror Image®” of a patient’s abnormal curves. Adjustments are also performed on the back, hips, and other areas whenever necessary.
Phase 3: Traction & Active Therapy
The third phase is traction and active therapy. Traction is a very effective technique to stress ligaments and connective tissue back to regular healthy shapes and alignment.
Active therapy is an exercise that activates specific muscle groups along the spine and particular areas of the brain to change how the brain and the body work together to achieve a balanced, more natural position.
The Next Step For You with Scoliosis in Columbus
If you have been diagnosed or believe you have scoliosis. We strongly recommend visiting your local scoliosis treatment center in Columbus, Ohio.
The sooner you can be seen, the more results you can always get. This is especially true if your child has scoliosis or is still growing. The optimal age for scoliosis treatment is 8-13 years of age. However, the second best time is now.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with our scoliosis-specialized chiropractors, please take advantage of our special offer for new patients. We look forward to hearing from you soon!