Do you live in Newcastle and suffer from scoliosis?
In its simplest term a scoliosis is a progressive lateral curvature of the spine. When the spine is viewed from the side it should have 3 curves, however when viewed from the back it should be straight. There are several different types of scoliosis, affecting babies through to adults. The most common type is called Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. The cause is unknow, however research is tending to suggest a genetic factor that controls the growth of the spine is responsible.
As a chiropractor, we are often the first to notice a scoliosis developing in the spine. Our special interest and experience with curves of the spine has led to further training and study in this area. With over 11 years of experience in scoliosis assessment as a chiropractor, David has established a strong referral pathway with other medical scoliosis practitioners. For you and your family this further increases the resources at your fingertips to ensure the care you receive is thorough, precise and best practice.
A scoliosis will normally first be observed between the ages of 11 and 15, at this age it must be carefully monitored as rapid progressing with growth is a concern. The effects of a scoliosis include; shoulder humping, poor posture, muscle weakness and pain. If scoliosis is detected early, these symptoms may be avoided, if left untreated scoliosis may require surgery.