Chiropractor
Trapper Niccum

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Struggling with Scoliosis?

scoliosis care is helped by with chiropractic care

Do you suffer from scoliosis? Typically scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of a scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages at our Durango chiropractic clinic, it can be prevented from advancing over time.

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, the studies have shown that a scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of a single vertebra. Overtime, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often parents and children first notice the presence of a scoliosis due to the UN-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in older adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose their normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, severe consequences including heart and lung problems may develop.

An x-ray examination performed by your treating physician is the most effective means of detecting a scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams Position Test can assist in the diagnosis. Our team at Thrive Chiropractic Studio will also examine the hips and shoulders for UN-leveling, and check the legs for variation in length which. This can be a clue to the development of a scoliosis.


Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis in Durango

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to slow or stop the progression of scoliosis. Our team at Thrive Chiropractic Studio has the resources and experience to provide you the most appropriate care which may prevent you from having more invasive and aggressive treatments. To accomplish this, our team will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of a scoliosis. Often occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas, and recreational activities are at the roots of the problem. After these factors have been considered, we will likely perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process.

If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Tuesday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Wednesday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Thursday
8:30am - 5:30pm


Friday
By Appointment


Saturday
By Appointment

202 West 22nd Street
Durango, CO 81301

Highly Recommended Chiropractor

What Our Patients Say

"I've been coming in for adjustments for a couple of years now and it still amazes me how great it makes me feel. Not only am I not experiencing physical pain like I used to; I feel incredibly focused, relaxed, and balanced in my life. Thanks, Thrive!"
Heather

"After four months I can tell a tremendous difference! No lower back pain, increased flexibility, and less aches. Trapper and his staff are truly sincere in helping me achieve greater wellness. I look forward to achieving our goals! Thanks Thrive"
Eric

"I no longer have headaches and feel so at home at Thrive. I love coming in for care. I am so grateful to have stumbled upon Thrive Chiropractic-you have changed my life!"
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Chiropractic Durango CO Thrive Chiropractic Studio

Thrive Chiropractic Studio
202 West 22nd Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-0968

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:30pm
FridayBy Appointment
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayBy Appointment