Scoliosis is a spinal defect that causes an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. There are several causes of scoliosis, including birth defects, spinal infections, injuries, and more. If you struggle with this condition, we can help. At Global Clinic, we offer a range of physical therapy services to alleviate the problems that occur with this condition. Get in touch to learn more.
How Can You Spot Scoliosis?
There are both visible and invisible signs of scoliosis. Visible signs include:
- A visible curve in the back.
- A tilted pelvis.
- Uneven positioning of the shoulder blades.
- Uneven length of arms and legs.
- A bulge to one side.
- Ribs sticking out to one side.
Non-visible symptoms include fatigue from muscle strain, lower back pain, stiffness of the back, and numbness in the legs due to compression of nerves in the lower back.
Treatments for Scoliosis
Many scoliosis cases can be treated and managed without surgery. Early detection and treatment are critical to avoid greater damage and pain. A dynamic treatment protocol that may include exercise, stretching, pain management, physical therapy, and bracing can help straighten the spine and prevent additional progression of spinal curvature.
What Results Can I Expect?
Our skilled team boasts over 20 years of experience and has worked with thousands of scoliosis patients, helping them lead a full life free from pain—all without corrective surgery. A treatment plan and schedule for you will make a big difference in how comfortable you feel. Get in touch to create a custom treatment protocol to fit your needs.
Find Care for Scoliosis in the greater Chicago area
Scoliosis can be a challenge to live we. At Global Clinic, we offer a range of treatment options to help address this condition and give you the comfort you deserve. Get in touch today by filling out the contact form below or calling us at (847) 299-7000. We look forward to helping you feel better!