Curved Spine Pain has Common Causes
Many people are born with at least a partially curved spine, and many others develop spinal curvature due to other causes. There are many types of spinal curvature, but they all add up to one thing – lots of pain. Very painful backaches commonly afflict those with curved spines, but relief is available. Our highly experienced staff at Reed Chiropractic Clinic in Solon can help treat curved spine symptoms and help to make you feel better.
Common Types of Spinal Curvature
Most people who suffer pain from a curved spine have one of three types of curvature. Those are:
- Lordosis: which also is called swayback.
- Kyphosis: characterized by an unusually rounded upper back.
- Scoliosis: a sideways curvature of the spinal cord.
Lordosis is most telling in a person whose lower spine curves inwardly at an unusual angle. It can affect how the suffer walks and cause pain with each step. Kyphosis is more akin to a “hunchback” condition, or with shoulders overly angled forward while walking. Scoliosis creates more of an S-shaped spinal curvature. Because the spinal curvature varies, so does the pain.
Many people are born with genetic conditions that cause spinal curvature. Spina bifida is a genetic condition that commonly causes scoliosis, for example. Other common causes of various spinal curvatures include:
- Osteoporosis: makes vertebrae become more fragile.
- Obesity: places additional pressure on the spine.
- Achondroplasia: commonly associated with dwarfism.
- Spondylolisthesis: caused by a slipped vertebra.
- Discitis: an inflammation of the disc that cushions the space between your spinal bones.
Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help
There are many other common causes of spinal curvature. Many doctors prefer to treat the symptoms with either pain pills or risky surgical procedures. A properly trained, licensed and experienced chiropractor expertly can adjust your problem areas and help give you immediate and ongoing pain relief. That gives you a great alternative to potentially addictive pain pills or potentially crippling surgical procedures.
Schedule Relief Today
Reed Chiropractic Clinic in Solon can help you with any back pain you might be experiencing. We also can help to determine whether or not you have spinal curvature, and the best ways to treat it. Instead of living with daily pain slowing you down or subjecting yourself to costly and potentially addictive medical procedures, a chiropractic adjustment often is a cost-efficient alternative. You can call us at (440) 248-2866 to schedule an appointment today!