Scoliosis is one of the most common spinal disorders that often goes untreated. It is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can lead to a variety of physical symptoms such as back pain, discomfort and limited mobility. Getting scoliosis treated is crucial to maintaining a healthy spine and avoiding long-term implications. And when it comes to scoliosis treatment, Dr. Tyler Meier is the certified Chiropractic BioPhysics® chiropractor that you need in the Irvine and Newport Beach area. In this post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we receive about how scoliosis can affect your life, and why going on this health journey with Dr. Tyler may have transformational effects for your health.
Can scoliosis lead to any real health concerns?
Untreated scoliosis can lead to significant health concerns, including chronic back pain, loss of mobility and flexibility, nerve damage, and breathing difficulties. An abnormal curvature in the spine can severely impact the entire body, straining the function of various organs and hindering overall health. Therefore, it’s essential to get professional medical help before the condition worsens.
Scoliosis can also challenge digestive health. Chronic constipation, digestive challenges, and indigestion can all be exacerbated by scoliosis. Many of our patients who receive treatment to correct scoliosis experience significant positive changes to their digestive habits.
Does scoliosis actually cause pain and discomfort?
Scoliosis can lead to chronic pain and discomfort. The misalignment of the spine puts extra pressure on certain areas, leading to muscle tightness, nerve pain, and joint pain. Over time, this pain can become debilitating and affect your quality of life. Dr. Tyler is trained to identify and treat the specific areas affected by scoliosis, reducing pain and discomfort gradually.
Can scoliosis reduce mobility?
The abnormal curvature of the spine that results from scoliosis can also reduce your range of motion. This can make it challenging to perform daily tasks, exercise, or even sit comfortably for extended periods. Dr. Tyler works with patients to improve spinal alignment and increase flexibility and mobility, allowing them to move freely once again.
What is the effect of scoliosis on emotional health?
Living with scoliosis can negatively affect a person’s social life and self-confidence. The physical symptoms of scoliosis, such as irregular posture, can lead to a lack of self-esteem and poor self-image. Moreover, people affected by scoliosis often experience anxiety, which can further contribute to the compromising of their mental health and social life. Anxiety from scoliosis can be because of the physical effects of nerve interference resulting from scoliosis, as well as a byproduct of living with the constant discomfort of the disorder.
Can scoliosis limit my ability to perform daily activities?
Scoliosis can limit a person’s ability to undertake daily activities, including household chores, performing job duties, standing or sitting for long periods, and engaging in physical activities. Scoliosis symptoms such as a hunched back, uneven shoulders, and pelvic tilt can cause severe discomfort and pain, impairing mobility and hindering normal life functions.
Are there any psychological effects from scoliosis?
Scoliosis can also lead to depression and anxiety, primarily in severe cases. Chronic pain and reduced mobility can take a toll on your mental health and prevent you from doing things you enjoy. Luckily, working with Dr. Tyler at CorePosture to treat scoliosis, whether for you or someone you love, can help alleviate psychological stress by easing physical symptoms.
Does scoliosis increase the risk of injury?
Individuals with scoliosis are more likely to experience injuries. The irregular curvature of the spine leads to uneven weight distribution, making certain areas weaker and more susceptible to strains, sprains, and other injuries. Dr. Tyler can work with patients to strengthen their muscles and increase their overall health, lowering the risk of injury.
Is there an alternative to surgery for scoliosis?
Many people with severe scoliosis assume that surgery is their only option. However, Dr. Tyler offers a non-invasive alternative through Chiropractic BioPhysics®. This technique works to correct the misaligned spinal curvature through gentle manipulation, spinal traction, and postural training with orthotic devices like the Denneroll®. Dr. Tyler also uses the ScoliBrace® to help correct scoliosis, which instead of just stopping the progression of the spinal curvature, actually helps to reverse it.
Dr. Tyler Meier, the Scoliosis Chiropractor
Dr. Tyler Meier is a certified Chiropractic BioPhysics® chiropractor who has experience diagnosing and treating scoliosis. He uses various chiropractic techniques, therapeutic exercises and provides a personalized treatment program that is designed to correct and stabilize scoliosis by using precise spinal alignment. CorePosture Chiropractic is a state-of-the-art clinic in Newport Beach, CA, and is equipped with all the tools and technologies that are required to treat scoliosis effectively, as well as a supportive, trained team that helps to create successful treatment outcomes.
How Scoliosis Treatment Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Dr. Tyler’s personalized scoliosis treatment program can help alleviate pain, increase mobility, and improve overall health. Correcting the curvature of your spine can lead to improved nerve function throughout the body, increased flexibility and mobility, better sleep patterns, and an overall improvement in the body’s function. Additionally, improved self-confidence and reduced anxiety are some of the non-medical benefits of getting proper scoliosis treatment.
Scoliosis can pose a subtle, but significant threat to your overall quality of life and whole-body health. With professional help from Dr. Tyler Meier, you can reclaim your life, reduce pain, and gain the confidence to participate in the activities you enjoy. Dr. Tyler approaches your unique scoliosis case in a personal and precise way, and provides exceptional care through his specialized Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique. Book your first exam today with Dr. Tyler to see how scoliosis treatment in Newport Beach can improve your quality of life, or the quality of life of someone you love!