Scoliosis Specialist

Beneficial Health Medical Center

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Hartville, OH

Scoliosis is a condition that causes abnormal curvature of the spine. It's usually present at birth but in rare cases may develop during adolescence or adulthood. This spinal curvature can cause significant pain and movement difficulties, but relief is available. Dr. William Knop and the team at Beneficial Health Medical Center in Hartville, Ohio, offer natural symptom relief including gentle hands on chiropractic care and massage therapy.

Scoliosis Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition causing the spine to curve in an abnormal way. Patients who suffer from scoliosis often have a number of physical issues, including:

  • Back pain
  • Posture issues
  • Limited range of motion

While scoliosis symptoms can have a significant negative impact on your life if untreated, there are effective treatments available.

What are the different types of scoliosis?

The 3 main types of scoliosis are:

Congenital scoliosis
Congenital scoliosis is present at the time of birth and is usually diagnosed very early in life. Congenital scoliosis may develop due to improper spinal development in the womb.

Idiopathic scoliosis
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most commonly occurring type of scoliosis today. It's usually diagnosed in children or adolescents at 10-18 years old. The cause of idiopathic scoliosis isn't known, but there may be a genetic connection.

Functional scoliosis
Functional scoliosis is different from the other two types because the spine is structurally normal. A spinal curvature develops due to underlying conditions such as severe muscle spasms. Once the underlying condition is resolved, the functional scoliosis will also be resolved.

What is a scoliosis evaluation like?

At Beneficial Health Medical Center, scoliosis evaluation is the first step for a new patient. During this evaluation, Beneficial Health Medical team will review the patient's medical history and will discuss the history of the patient's scoliosis care with them.

After that, we will do a manual exam. This includes careful and precise palpation of the spinal column. X-ray images are typically used to give us the most detailed possible picture of the spine. By studying these images, we will be able to determine exactly what type of corrections that will be most beneficial to the patient.

What is the treatment for scoliosis?

Our team will create a personalized treatment plan for each scoliosis patient based on their type of scoliosis, their symptoms, and their spinal curvature. Chiropractic treatment using the state of the art techniques available at Beneficial Health Medical Center can allow for a dramatic change in the alignment of the spine. This can bring significant relief of scoliosis symptoms in a completely non-invasive manner.