Highlands Ranch Scoliosis Chiropractor: Get Reliable Spinal Care

Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by a lateral curvature of the spine with rotation. To determine if someone has scoliosis, we look at the spine from the front to the back, where it should be straight. When looking at the spine from the side, the spine should exhibit three distinct natural curves. 

We perform a simple range of motion test using a standard inclinometer screening method to determine the risk of scoliosis. Any asymmetry and or rotational deviation may be considered indicative of scoliosis.

Can Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Chiropractors can be an integral part of your journey toward managing scoliosis and improving your overall health. Chiropractic treatment offers numerous benefits for individuals dealing with scoliosis:

  1. Pain reduction: Regular chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate the discomfort associated with scoliosis by realigning the spine and reducing pressure on the nervous system.
  2. Improved mobility: Chiropractic care can increase flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to move more freely and comfortably.
  3. Better posture: Regular adjustments aid in correcting spinal alignment, leading to improved posture over time.
  4. Non-invasive treatment: Unlike surgical interventions, chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and generally have fewer side effects.
  5. Customized care: Each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to their unique needs and goals, allowing for the most effective management of their scoliosis.

Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care For Scoliosis?

While chiropractic care for scoliosis is beneficial for individuals of all ages, it is particularly helpful for certain groups:

  • Kids and teens: Scoliosis is most commonly diagnosed during adolescence, making chiropractic care a safe and effective option for managing the condition in this age group.
  • Adults: Chiropractic care can help adults with scoliosis manage pain and maintain their spinal health.


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Treatment Based On The Degree Of Scoliosis 

Because every person with scoliosis needs to be addressed uniquely, we don’t have cookie-cutter care plans. We do have the following guidelines, however:

  • If the curvature is less than 10–15 degrees, a child may be put in the observation category. Sometimes treatment is recommended based on family history or recent rapid growth.
  • If the curvature exceeds 15 degrees, we will provide highly specific exercises, traction, and home care. Bracing may be necessary as a case-by-case assessment.

When clinically indicated, we follow up with films and take measurements. As the curve increases, so does treatment and the need for customized care. We can measure the progression of skeletal growth with the use of Risser’s sign, which is a radiographic indicator of skeletal maturity.

Depending on where the child is with Risser and the measurement of the curve, their scoliosis may require more aggressive and different types of care, such as bracing.

How Our Chiropractor Services Work

At Highlands Family Chiropractic, our chiropractic services for scoliosis begin with an in-depth consultation and thorough examination. This allows us to understand your history, symptoms, and goals for treatment. Once we have an understanding of your unique condition, we devise a tailored treatment plan that may involve specific chiropractic adjustments, exercise recommendations, and lifestyle advice.

Our scoliosis treatments typically involve a series of chiropractic adjustments focused on improving spinal alignment and reducing nerve pressure. These adjustments can be performed manually by our trained chiropractors, or sometimes, with the aid of specialized equipment. 

Concurrently, we offer guidance on exercises that strengthen the musculature supporting the spine, contributing to better posture and mobility.

Primary care doctors often will take a wait-and-see approach with scoliosis, which can develop very rapidly in just a few months. A medical doctor who detects any sort of small curves, either on an X-ray or another method, may say, “Let’s follow up in six months.” 

We believe patients with scoliosis should be followed up much more frequently with someone who specializes in looking in greater detail. Why? Because we’ve seen very rapid progression with patients. 

We recommend follow-up every three months due to the rapid growth of children. We have seen curves triple in degree in as little as three months. 

Why Choose Highlands Family Chiropractic?

At Highlands Family Chiropractic, we are committed to providing superior scoliosis care, setting us apart from the rest. Our expert chiropractors not only have a wealth of experience and knowledge in managing scoliosis but also utilize a comprehensive approach that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

Choose Highlands Family Chiropractic for a patient-centered, effective, and compassionate approach to your scoliosis care.

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