Scoliosis Specialist

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

Beneficial Health Medical Center

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.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. Listed on this page are some of insurance companies we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed, or are unsure of your coverage, do not hesitate to call us. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Choice Care Network
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Prime Health Services

Words from our patients

  • "I came to Dr. Knop in mid May 2004 and after a few visits had very good results. Pain was decreased significantly and mobility of my neck and shoulders has improved."

    Cheryl W.
  • "I have been seeing Dr. Knop now for about 6 or 7 weeks. I am back to my old self. Your staff also deserves a big thumbs up for being so kind and friendly and efficient."

    Renee R.
  • "You have worked on me several times, and I can't believe the difference you have made in my pain. I have and will recommend you to family and friends."

    Dorothy G.
  • "I have suffered with head, neck and shoulder problems for several years. I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Knop for making such a difference."

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  • "Dr. Knop's treatment of stretching, adjustments and therapies has given me great relief. I have a lot more mobility and no longer suffer from severe stiffness and pain."

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  • "I just wanted to take this time to thank you, and let you know how much you have helped me. You actually sat down and explained everything to me."

    Byron H.
  • "After a few short visits I was able to walk again with no pain. I am now looking forward to the return of the quality of life that comes with activity and exercise."

    Robert A.
  • "Dr. Knop has made my life easier, and has allowed me to do things I love to do again."

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  • "I would like to thank you and express my appreciation to you and your staff for the treatments and care I received during my recent bout with back and hip pain."

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  • "He and his entire staff go the extra mile for their patients. He has made me a true believer in chiropractic care. I would recommend him to anyone."

    Janet S.
  • "Your continued care and treatment made it possible for me to continue to work without missing an hour. Thank you for your professional care and relieving my fears."

    Jim F.
  • "Dr. Knop is an exceptionally skilled doctor who is very personable and treats patients individually with great respect. He also has great assistants."

    Frank P.
Beneficial Health Medical Center
450 West Maple Street, 1
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: 330-227-8777
Fax: 330-877-7750
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