What if your spine looked like this?
Imagine having to go through open spinal surgery for rods to be placed in your spine or being an adult with severe degeneration and a hunchback. Imagine how difficult it would be for you to perform simple tasks such as bending over to pick up a pencil, or standing for no more than 30 minutes at a time.
What is scoliosis?
The natural anatomy of the human spine is designed to be straight when looking at it from the front or back. However, when the spine shifts from the center to either side by 10 degrees or more, it is called scoliosis. The most common types of scoliosis are functional (musculoskeletal dysfunction) and congenital (abnormality of the bone in the spine at birth). Scoliosis is screened for in young children by their chiropractors, pediatricians, family doctors and middle schools.
DOCTORS AT ALPHA SPINE CENTER ARE EXPERTS IN DETECTING AND CORRECTING SCOLIOSIS.
Why is it important to screen for scoliosis?
A shift in the spine creates stress on the function of the nervous system. It also causes heart and lung problems, severe physical deformity, chronic back pain, and osteoarthritis. Curves should be detected early during childhood as they progress through adulthood.
How is scoliosis managed?
The doctors at the Alpha Spine Center (ASC) manage scoliosis by re-aligning the spine naturally. They have consistently seen straightening of the curve by more than a couple of degrees within a MONTH. On the other hand, orthopedic surgeons specializing in the spine will monitor the curve, brace the curve, or correct the curve through a surgical procedure. Patient Story at Alpha Spine Center.
Elizabeth Seago a 28-year-old young business owner of Mitties Café in Alpharetta, GA came to the Alpha Spine Center (ASC) on September 26, 2016, with chronic low back pain and headaches. Since middle school, she had been experiencing pressure behind eyes, neck pain, shoulder pain, poor posture, knee and sharp leg pain and had a family history of scoliosis. When the doctors at ASC took images of her spine, they found a 17.4-degree thoracic curve to the left and a 14.4-degree lumbar curve to the right. Elizabeth had no idea she had scoliosis. Can you imagine what was going through her head when she saw those curves? The look on her face was of shock. Right after her first NUCCA adjustment, she started to feel a difference. When she was re-evaluated a month later, her images showed a decrease of her thoracic spine by 8 degrees and a reduction of her lumber spine by 9 degrees, making her SCOLIOSIS FREE! We are proud to say at the Alpha Spine Center that straightening of the spine is consistent after just 5 visits! Elizabeth is just one of the success stories and stated she was feeling 65% better since she started. Now she can function better and is able to run her business more efficiently with no pains and a straighter spine. She can focus on her restaurant, rather than the pain. Below are images of her spine before and after NUCCA care.
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