E-Z Online Patient Form

Take or Share our Online Initial History & Patient Registration Form.  We also have convenient Printable Versions.  Call Us Today: 915-850-0900

TAKE NOW / SHARE*

Functional Medicine®

🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments* within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.  Learn More* Call Us Today: 915-850-0900

Functional Medicine Explained
Share

Scoliosis is a medical condition where an individual’s spine is diagnosed with an abnormal curve. The natural curvature of the spine is generally “S” shaped when viewed laterally, or from the side, and it should appear straight when viewed from the front or back. In many instances, the abnormal curvature of the spine with scoliosis increases over time, while in others, it remains the same. Scoliosis can cause a variety of symptoms.

Scoliosis affects approximately 3 percent of the population. The cause of most instances is unknown, however, it is believed to involve a mixture of environmental and genetic variables. Risk factors include having relatives with the same problem. It may also develop due to other health issues, such as Marfan syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscle spasms, and tumors like neurofibromatosis.  Scoliosis commonly develops between the ages of 10 and 20 and it commonly affects girls more than boys. Diagnosis is supported with X-rays. Scoliosis is classified as structural, in which the curve is fixed, or functional, in which the underlying spine is normal.

Treatment is based upon the level of curve, place, and trigger. Curves can be viewed periodically to record the progression of scoliosis. Bracing is frequently utilized to treat scoliosis. The brace must be fitted into the individual and used until the progression of scoliosis stops. Exercise is advocated towards the improvement of scoliosis. Other alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can restore the natural curvature of the spine. The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, spinal injuries, and conditions. To discuss the subject matter, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .

Curated by Dr. Alex Jimenez

Additional Topics: Scoliosis Pain and Chiropractic

The spine is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, among other soft tissues. Because of this, injuries and/or aggravated conditions, such as herniated discs, can eventually lead to symptoms of back pain. Sports injuries or automobile accident injuries are often the most frequent cause of back pain, however, other aggravated conditions can also cause back pain. Scoliosis is a well-known, health issue characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine and it is subcategorized by cause as a secondary condition, idiopathic, or of unknown cause, or congenital. Fortunately, alternative treatment options, such as chiropractic care, can help ease back pain associated with scoliosis through the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, ultimately improving pain relief. Chiropractic care can help restore the normal curvature of the spine.

EXTRA EXTRA | IMPORTANT TOPIC: Chiropractic Massage Therapy

Published by

Recent Posts

Inversion Therapy for Back Pain El Paso, Texas

Inversion tables and inversion treatment/therapy could help with low back/leg pain and sciatica. It’s non-surgical and an option your doctor,… Read More

January 16, 2020

Functional Neurology: Differences Between Dopamine and Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are known as the "happy chemicals" because they play a fundamental role in regulating our mood. These… Read More

January 16, 2020

A High-Risk Job, Your Spine, and Back Injury El Paso, Texas

Work/Job Ergonomics In today's workforce, many jobs place workers at a higher risk for a back injury. The list is… Read More

January 15, 2020

Functional Neurology: Foods to Naturally Increase Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a fundamental role in a variety of brain and bodily functions. This chemical messenger… Read More

January 15, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Gut and “Chemo-Brain” Connection

Surprisingly with this new phenomenon, chemo-brain has affected more than half of the cancer survivors while becoming a common thing… Read More

January 14, 2020

Take Care of Your Back and Spine El Paso, Texas

Everyone needs to take care of their back/spine because it is what holds us up as long as we keep… Read More

January 14, 2020
Welcome & Bienvenidos. How can we assist you? Como Le Podemos Ayudar?
New Patient Registration
Call us Today 🔘