Do you ever feel like you are not standing up straight? Does one of your shoulders dip lower than the other one? If you answer yes to any of the following questions then you might have scoliosis. Our great team at Advance Physical Therapy in Williamsville, NY will make sure that you are treated the best for your condition. Located in Williamsville, NY with five convenient locations, you can always reach us no matter where you live.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a curve in your spine either in the shape of an “S” or a “C” that causes you not to stand up straight. Although the curve itself does not cause any pain, scoliosis puts stress on the spinal discs, nerves, joints, muscles, and ligaments which in turn can cause pain and that can become very uncomfortable. Scoliosis only affects one percent of the population but if that someone is you it might benefit to get it looked at for treatment. Some of the signs of scoliosis are as followed.
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other
- The head not being centered over the body
- The ribs not being aligned when bending over the body
What are some Treatments
Most children with scoliosis have a mild curve that does not need treatment. The doctor will recommend following up every 4 to 6 months to monitor the curve of the spine in the clinic and periodically with X-rays to make sure that the curve is not getting worse or that it is going away. For mild cases of scoliosis, exercises will be done by a physical therapist to help with flexibility and strengthen muscles. With more advanced cases, a brace will be used to help keep the spine from getting worse over time. The best way to prevent scoliosis from getting worse is to catch it early on and get treatment for it.
Physical Therapy In Williamsville, NY
At Advance Physical Therapy in Williamsville, NY, our team is dedicated to getting you back to doing all the things you love doing. We have been serving the community for over 20 years and continue to do so every day. We combine the best quality of healthcare with a personalized approach to make sure that you are getting the best care possible. We understand that you do not want to be in pain anymore and we want to help you get there. You can schedule an appointment with us by visiting our website or just giving us a call. We look forward to helping you anyway we can.