Scoliosis Chiropractor
Hoover AL

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SPECIALIZING IN SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT

For additional information please visit our Scoliosis Relief Center.

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

Three Causes

• Congenital genetic predisposition
• Habitual behavioral routines
• Idiopathic unknown cause
Regardless of cause, early detection can be helpful.

Obvious Clues

An alert parent may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Or uneven shoe wear offers a clue. Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains.”

Wait and See?

Allowed to run its course, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.

Natural Approach

A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments may help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are retrained and strengthened, posture may improve. Bring your child in so we can discuss your concerns and explore the possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature normal?
Any type of sideways curvature is abnormal. From the back, the spine should appear straight. When scoliosis is present, there are usually two curves. A primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction.

Isn’t scoliosis caused by a lack of calcium?
No. However, there are a growing number of people who believe uncorrected spinal damage from the birth process may be involved. Some theorize that “walkers” may prematurely interrupt the crawling stage so essential for proper spinal development.

Do heavy back-packs cause scoliosis?
Not necessarily, however this is a growing concern. Make sure your son or daughter use both shoulder straps on their back-packs so the weight is evenly distributed. Weigh their bag. Make sure it doesn’t exceed 10% -15% of their body weight.

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DR. RYAN RUSSELL

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See what others are sharing about their experience with our scoliosis treatment

ASHLEY

In September of 2018, my daughter got the news from her pediatric orthopedic that her scoliosis curves had now approached a degree which would require bracing. She was only 13 yrs old and now we were hearing that she would need to be wearing a scoliosis brace for 18 hours a day, everyday to prevent her curves from progressing. We left there with an appointment for a brace fitting in the next 2 days. I had an appointment at Integrative Chiropractic the next day for myself and brought up this news to them about my daughter. They told me about the program they would recommend for my daughter and as much as I trusted them, I was a bit scared because their treatment did not recommend bracing. This meant I needed to choose 1 or the other for my daughter. After praying about it and discussing this with my husband, we felt strongly that we needed to get her into the plan discussed with us. She was in the office the next day for an evaluation and quickly there after, Dr Ryan and Bobbie had a plan all set up for her according to her specific needs. We committed to the plan. This required a long discussion with a 13 yr old on what was expected for her best outcome and she committed to doing the work involved. We started seeing little improvements just within weeks on her posture and balance. She was in the office consistently and doing her exercises at home as well. Dr Russell would ask her how she was doing and touch base on ways she could get the most out of her “at home” exercises. Bobbie was absolutely amazing in connecting with my daughter and making her feel comfortable. My daughter has gotten stronger and her curves have consistently gotten straighter. It has only been about 6 months and both my husband and I are blown away by the progress she has made on Dr Russell’s plan. I HIGHLY recommend Integrative Chiropractic to anyone seeking help with scoliosis! My daughter has been able to attend school without the worries of wearing a brace in public. She has shown such confidence in the strength she has gained in doing her exercise as well as pushing herself. I cant say enough about how happy we are that we chose Integrative Chiropractic to help our daughter gain not only a healthier back, but a healthy self esteem as well.

REBECCA

Welcoming environment and very friendly staff. Dr Russell is very knowledgeable and helped relieve my back pain. Highly recommend!!!

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