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Scoliosis Treatment in Edina

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Understanding Scoliosis

Scoliosis is considered an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, which typically begins as a postural distortion. If left untreated, scoliosis can progress into a permanent deformity. There are three main causes of scoliosis:

  • Congenital: This type of scoliosis has a genetic predisposition.
  • Habitual: Behavioral routines may contribute to scoliosis.
  • Idiopathic: In many cases, the exact cause remains unknown.


Are There Obvious Clues?

Parents may notice signs such as a high shoulder or low hip that affects clothing fit. Uneven shoe wear can also be a clue. Additionally, children with scoliosis may experience back and leg pains, often dismissed as “growing pains.”

Wait and See?

Scoliosis may worsen if left untreated, leading to the need for unsightly braces or even surgery involving steel rods to straighten the spine.

Natural Approach

Chiropractic adjustments can improve the spine’s structure and function. These adjustments can also help strengthen and retrain muscles, ultimately improving posture. If you suspect your child may have scoliosis, we recommend scheduling an evaluation to determine if chiropractic care can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature considered normal?

No, any form of sideways curvature is abnormal. The spine should appear straight from the back. When scoliosis is present, typically, there are two curves – a primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction.

When does scoliosis require care?

There is some disagreement among experts regarding when scoliosis needs treatment. Surgery is usually recommended when the spinal curvature reaches or exceeds 40 degrees. Smaller curves (between 10-25 degrees) may not require immediate care.

Do heavy backpacks cause scoliosis?

Not necessarily, but it is a growing concern. Ensure your child uses both shoulder straps on their backpack to evenly distribute weight. The backpack’s weight should not exceed 10%-15% of their body weight.

What types of techniques do you find successful for treating scoliosis?

A specific chiropractic adjustment along with spinal care correction is the most effective.

How long until patients typically notice relief?

It varies depending on the severity of scoliosis and the patient’s age, but most people respond within a few visits.

What is the process like?

The first step is a consultation, and if you have X-rays, Dr. Brenda can review them. If not, she can discuss referring you for X-rays to tailor your care. After the consultation and exam, Dr. Brenda will start with a light adjustment and create a personalized care plan.

The treatment is safe, effective, and well-suited for patients who fear adjustments, experience significant pain, or have osteopenia and most people feel results immediately, but the timeframe depends on the severity of spinal damage.The technique is one of the main methods taught by Palmer College, where Dr. Brenda graduated. Every individual and spine is unique, so some techniques may be more effective for specific patients. This adjustment is generally a good fit for most, including children, and the time for adjustment varies based on the case’s severity but typically lasts between 2-5 minutes after a brief consultation with Dr. Brenda.

Besides chiropractic, what other treatments do you use for scoliosis?

Dr. Brenda recommends a rehab program for home use to address abnormal spinal curvature proactively.

Patient Success Story: Overcoming Scoliosis and Achieving Pregnancy

Meet Sarah, a 27-year-old woman who had been experiencing the dream of starting a family but faced a unique challenge on her journey. Sarah was diagnosed with scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. This diagnosis added an unexpected obstacle to her desire to conceive.

Read more about Sarah’s story:

Sarah’s scoliosis had not only caused discomfort and postural issues but also affected her overall well-being, including her reproductive health. Scoliosis can impact the nervous system and the alignment of the spine, potentially interfering with the body’s natural processes, such as hormone regulation and organ function.
Frustrated and discouraged, Sarah turned to Dr. Brenda for chiropractic care and spinal correction. Dr. Brenda understood the complexities of scoliosis and its potential effects on various aspects of health, including fertility. She developed a tailored treatment plan for Sarah, focusing on spinal adjustments, postural correction, and rehabilitation exercises designed to alleviate the pressure on nerves connected to the reproductive organs.
Over the course of six months, Sarah committed to her chiropractic care regimen, attending regular appointments, following her prescribed exercises, and embracing the holistic approach to her well-being. As she progressed in her treatment, she began to notice positive changes not only in her posture and spinal alignment but also in her overall health.
Then, something remarkable happened. Sarah discovered that she was pregnant. The joy and elation she felt were immeasurable, as she had been told by medical professionals that conceiving might be challenging due to her scoliosis. It was a testament to the power of chiropractic care, which had not only improved her spinal health but had also positively influenced her body’s ability to function optimally.
Sarah’s journey from struggling with scoliosis-related fertility concerns to the joyous news of her pregnancy served as an inspiring example of how holistic approaches to health, such as chiropractic care, can have far-reaching and unexpected benefits. With the guidance and expertise of Dr. Brenda, Sarah not only found relief from her scoliosis-related discomfort but also achieved her dream of becoming a mother.

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