Treating Scoliosis in Bellevue, WA
Our clinic specializes in proven therapies to treat scoliosis
Our South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage clinic offers scoliosis treatments. Call us at (425) 614-0680 to schedule your appointment today!
South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage is the premier facility for scoliosis treatment in Bellevue and the surrounding area. Dr. Josh Oncken is highly skilled in the treatment of scoliosis and has achieved remarkable results with scoliotic patients. Scoliosis is a spinal condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine when viewed from the back or front. It typically starts at an early age and rapidly progresses during puberty as the body grows. However, scoliosis can affect individuals of any age, compromising spinal biomechanics and increasing stress on the joints, nerves, and spinal cord.
Early scoliosis screenings are crucial to effective treatment and avoiding surgery. With timely detection and care by a proficient corrective care chiropractor, surgery can often be avoided. When the curvature of the spine becomes too severe, medical doctors may recommend surgery to insert rods and screws to halt further progression. While scoliosis screening has primarily focused on young people, it is also true that adults can experience significant additional curvature due to degeneration within a year.
Effective treatment of scoliosis can be achieved by a Chiropractic Biophysics Chiropractor such as Dr. Josh Oncken at South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage in Bellevue, WA. Specific chiropractic adjustments, scoliosis-specific exercises, and traction therapy are often effective treatments. In severe cases, Scoliosis bracing may be recommended. However, early detection and diagnosis are critical for these treatments to be successful and to avoid surgery. If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of scoliosis or would like to be screened for scoliosis, contact our Bellevue scoliosis treatment facility right away.
RECEIVING EFFECTIVE SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT THROUGH CORRECTIVE CHIROPRACTIC
A non-invasive, natural approach to scoliosis treatment
While physical therapy, medical bracing, and traditional chiropractic care may not have the best track record for treating scoliosis, there are successful treatment options available through corrective care chiropractic. Specifically, chiropractors who specialize in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) can create personalized care plans for patients that involve scoliosis-specific exercises, mirror-image adjustments, and spinal remodeling with traction therapy. These techniques have shown the most promise for achieving positive results with scoliosis. To determine if someone requires corrective chiropractic care for scoliosis, the following steps are usually taken:
- Patient Consultation – The chiropractor trained in CBP would first gather a detailed health history to understand how spinal development has been impacted and how the patient’s spinal structure is impacting overall health. This information establishes a baseline for monitoring progress throughout the scoliosis treatment program.
- Physical Exam – The next step is a physical exam which includes posture screening, neurologic exam, orthopedic exam, chiropractic spinal exam, and if necessary, x-rays to assess the curvature of the spine. State-of-the-art computerized programs are used to calculate any spinal deviation caused by scoliosis.
- Report of Findings – After analyzing all of the information, the chiropractor will discuss their findings with the patient and their family to determine if corrective care is appropriate at this time.
- Customized Care Plan – If care is deemed appropriate and the patient is committed to stopping, slowing down, or even reversing the progression of scoliosis, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.