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Visit a Chiropractor during Scoliosis Awareness Month! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith   
Friday, 10 June 2016 09:43

 With June being Scoliosis Awareness Month, the Georgia Chiropractic Association wants all Georgians to know doctors of chiropractic are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat scoliosis.

 

“Scoliosis can range from minor, acute, short-term cases to more long-term, painful situations,” said Dr. Edwin Davis, D.C., president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. “Chiropractors work with the spine all day, every day. A chiropractor can accurately assess the condition and provide a treatment plan for the most beneficial outcome.”

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, causing the upper back to become rounded. According to information from spine-health.com, scoliosis affects around 2-3 percent of the American population, and is usually diagnosed as children begin going through puberty, from ages 10 to 15.

In a 2011 study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, adult scoliosis patients reported improvement in their condition after six months of chiropractic treatment, as well as in a follow-up report two years following the initial treatment.

 “If you suspect you or a loved one may have scoliosis, I urge you to visit with a GCA-member chiropractor,” Davis said. “We will be able to assist you from initial pain management to achieving full and complete recovery.”

Georgians can find a GCA chiropractor near them by visiting findgeorgiachiropractors.com.