What is Adult Scoliosis?

Scoliosis, a concern for residents in Baulkham Hills and the broader Hills Area, manifests as an abnormal curvature of the spine, visible in x-rays as a lateral S or C curvature. While most cases of adult scoliosis are idiopathic (unknown cause), there are identifiable causes, including untreated juvenile scoliosis which went untreated as a child, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis which leads to subsequent bone flattening due to decreased bone integrity, cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis (polio disease), neurological disorders, or a combination of factors.

Symptoms of adult scoliosis include back pain at the site of scoliosis or distributed muscular pain over the lower back. Depending on the severity, associated pulmonary and cardiac complications may arise, highlighting the importance of timely intervention and professional evaluation.

Residents in Baulkham Hills and the Hills Area dealing with adult scoliosis can find relief through chiropractic care. A chiropractor can release stiff joints, alleviate pain, and implement a physical therapy program to strengthen muscles, correct muscular imbalances, enhance flexibility, and improve joint movement. In severe cases, operative treatment, including surgery, may be necessary.

For personalised care and effective management of adult scoliosis, Precision Health Clinics in Baulkham Hills offers expert chiropractic and massage services. If you or someone you know is experiencing adult scoliosis symptoms, reach out to our experienced chiropractic team. Contact us at (02) 9639 7337, or book online to schedule an appointment and explore tailored treatment options for adult scoliosis in the Hills Area. Our dedicated team is committed to promoting spinal health and overall well-being.

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