Comparison of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care verses Surgery for Correction of Scoliosis
It is estimated that anywhere from 5-30% of the population today has scoliosis. Scoliosis is defined by a curve in the spine of 10 degrees of more. If the curve is more than 40 degrees in children or 50 degrees in adults, surgery is recommended by spinal surgeons. Dr. Fred Schofield, of Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix, has been helping patients with scoliosis maintain their health without drugs and surgery for 25 years.
Is Surgery the Answer for Scoliosis?
Long term follow up studies show that patients who have undergone surgery for scoliosis still suffer from spine pain, nerve root pain, breathing problems, gland problems and a short life span. These are the same long term scoliosis effects of those who have not had surgery. The main reason people get surgery is because of family pressure and for cosmetic appearance. The curves in the non-fused spinal areas of surgery patients continue to get worse by one degree a year, which is the same result as a patient who elected to not have surgery. Watching<a href="http://spinecenter.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=130" > this video on scoliosis surgery is important for anybody who is, or knows somebody who is considering scoliosis surgery.
Non-Surgical Upper Cervical Chiropractic Scoliosis Care
Misalignments in the upper neck can place pressure on the spinal cord tract which controls spinal muscles. This pressure may result in scoliosis. Correcting the misalignment with a specific upper cervical adjustment reduces the pressure on the spinal cord allowing the body to correct the scoliosis in some cases. Watch this testimonial video of a successful case.
Schedule an Upper Cervical and Scoliosis Evaluation for YOU and YOUR Family Today!!
Call Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix at 1-602-938-8868 and see Dr. Fred Schofield today for an upper cervical and scoliosis evaluation, or log on and learn more at atlaschiropracticphoenix.com.