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Dr. Ayo Adu
258 doctors shared insights

Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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Could a chiropractor help with scoliosis when it is a teenager who has it?

Could a chiropractor help with scoliosis when it is a teenager who has it?

Unlikely: Depends on severity of curve. Unlikely that chiropractor would affect progression of curve unless braces patient. Idiopathic scoliosis varies in its severity. Usually affects mainly teenage girls. Should get opinion from orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

No: Scoliosis refers to the shape of your spine, and lumbago to symptoms you experience. Chiropracters may help relieve your back pain, but do not change the anatomy of your spine. ...Read more

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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor or osteopath treat scoliosis, and which would be more effective? Would either be covered by insurance?

Could a chiropractor or osteopath treat scoliosis, and which would be more effective? Would either be covered by insurance?

Either: However Osteopathic physicians (DO) have an unlimited license in which they can provide additional care, the same as an MD alongside their manipulation options. Most treatments are covered by insurance to an extent, some insurances cover treatments fully, others only cover part or the treatment. ...Read more

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A chiropractor diagnosed me with scoliosis which was obvious in X-ray. He prescribed adjustment and acupuncture 3 times/week for 1 mo. Is this right?

A chiropractor diagnosed me with scoliosis which was obvious in X-ray. He prescribed adjustment and acupuncture 3 times/week for 1 mo. Is this right?

I will address your: question regarding acupuncture. Acupuncture will not cure or 'fix' scoliosis. However, it can be very beneficial in reducing pain, inflammation and reduced range of motion. ...Read more

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My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

A Gastroenterologist: specializes ini GI disorders. Start w/family doc who may refer you. GI disorders are often associated w/psychological issues or medical conditions. Consider a clinical psychologist for anxiety management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are chiropractors dangerous? I have minor scoliosis and need a fix. Suggestions?

Are chiropractors dangerous? I have minor scoliosis and need a fix. Suggestions?

Stop!: If you truly have a minor scoliosis, there should be no reason to do anything. Minor implies no symptoms or problems, which means nothing to fix. ...Read more

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Is there benefit for a child with horrible scoliosis to see a chiropractor?

Is there benefit for a child with horrible scoliosis to see a chiropractor?

No : There is no chiropractic treatment for scoliosis unless the scoliosis is from a spasm due to a disc herniation.. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
1,058 doctors shared insights

Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more