Scoliosis Rehab in Vienna, Virginia (VA)
Whole Body Health Offers Holistic Scoliosis Rehabilitation.
Scoliosis affects many people today, and if it goes untended, it could lead to irreversible damage. Even as experts try to unearth the root cause of scoliosis, our Chiropractor, Dr. David Gustitus in Vienna, Virginia (VA), uses his experience, knowledge, and high-end technology to help patients struggling with this condition.
At the Whole Body Health Clinic, we:
- Diagnose abnormal spinal curvature in children and adults
- Promote healing using corrective chiropractic techniques
- Closely monitor your progress and co-manage when necessary
- Do follow-ups post-treatment with digital x ray analysis
Feel free to contact us today for help with poor posture, misalignments, or scoliosis, and we will be glad to help you recover.
What Is Scoliosis and How Do We Care for It at Whole Body Health Center
Scoliosis affects most school-age children. Most cases are detected before or during puberty. The condition affects their spine, making it curve and silently grow to possibly untreatable levels without proper care and management.
Up to 80% of cases are due to unknown causes. They are referred to as idiopathic scoliosis. There is hope, however, with chiropractic interventions. A chiropractor may help reduce scoliosis and abnormal spinal curves and can significantly reduce related symptoms. Dr. Gustitus, a chiropractor from Vienna, Virginia (VA), uses X-rays and other imaging services to measure the degree of the curve, compare it to normal values, and implement appropriate care options.
Types of Scoliosis We Work to Heal
The three types of scoliosis are often categorized by the age at which you develop a deformity. One is infantile idiopathic scoliosis. It starts when your child is between 0 to 3 years. Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis is another one that develops when they are 4 years up to 9 years old. Then adolescent idiopathic scoliosis would start from the age of 10 years to 18 years. When left unmanaged, it can persist into adulthood.
Care for Scoliosis
Mild cases of scoliosis do not necessarily require management. A regular check-up is needed, however, to ensure the degree of curvature does not grow bigger. As cases are more active when your bones are still in their developmental and growth stages, the condition could worsen. Such a case needs more attention; Dr. Gustitus would monitor the condition and make recommendations to correct when possible or at least try to prevent worsening.
We will keep tabs on your condition at our scoliosis rehab and check that it does not worsen or cause further problems. Some cases require the use of a back brace. There are braces that contain the curvature to prevent worsening and others that attempt to improve the curvature.
In the cases of severe scoliosis, depending on the degree of curvature, the age of the patient, and the rate of worsening, as a last resort we will recommend a surgical consult. With surgery, a surgeon conducts a spinal fusion procedure. Orthopedic surgeons will straighten the spine using screws and rods. While this procedure can halt advancing scoliosis effectively, it does permanently eliminate spinal movement of the fused section of spine. This is traumatic to the spine, nerves, muscles, and overall body function, and that is why we advocate for proactive chiropractic care for children and adults for both prevention and non-invasive correction of spinal problems.
Are You or Your Loved One Suffering from Scoliosis? We will Help!
We use digital X-ray imaging and postural analysis to identify the abnormal spinal curvature and alignment that is causing your pain and poor health.
Our chiropractic analysis and corrective rehabilitation program takes the guesswork out of diagnosing and caring for your spine. Please visit us today, and we will help you and your loved ones get back to a full life.
At Whole Body Health, we offer scoliosis rehabilitation for pain relief, degenerative joint, muscle, and nerve conditions, and functional medicine for whole body wellness. Additionally, we offer affordable wellness care plans for those looking to continue to remain healthy once their problem is corrected. Book an appointment with us today!