Chiropractor
Chris Garden

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Do You Have Scoliosis?

chiropractic care for scoliosis

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Coronado. Typically, a scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of a scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages, it can be prevented from advancing over time.

Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, the studies have shown that a scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of single vertebrae. Overtime, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often parents and children first notice the presence of a scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, a scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes is posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in other adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose there normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, severe consequences including heart and lung problems may develop.

An x-ray examination performed by your treating physician is the most effective means of detecting a scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams position test can assist in the diagnosis. Our chiropractors at Coronado Island Chiropractic will also examine the hips and shoulders for un-leveling and also check the legs for variation in length which can be a clue to the development of a scoliosis. Finally, with years of experience our Coronado Island Chiropractic Doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine.


Scoliosis in Coronado

As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to stop the progression of scoliosis and in many instances reverse the condition once present. Our doctors at Coronado Island Chiropractic have the resources and experience to provide you the most appropriate care and as a result eliminate the need for more invasive and aggressive treatments. To accomplish this, our office will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of a scoliosis. Often occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas and recreational activities are at the roots of the problem. After these factors have been considered, our chiropractors will perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process. If you have any questions regarding scoliosis or chiropractic care, please call Coronado Island Chiropractic in Coronado to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday3pm - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Thursday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Friday9am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

1001 B Avenue #308
Coronado, CA 92118

highly recommended

What Our Patients Say

"Julie was my therapist for years. Her work along with chiropractic care made my migraines a thing of the past.... I am so grateful!"
Spencer H.

"I have been worked on by many therapists, but there are none that compare to Julie Garden."
Patricia W.

"I hate that you're leaving because you were the best (and coolest) chiropractor I have been to, and I've seen many in my day. Nonetheless, I am happy for you and your family! Fair winds and following seas my friend!"
Ben J.

"Oh boy, we are ever so grateful to have met you so many years ago at a Home & Garden show in Alaska & for getting us started with chiropractic care. Alaska will definitely miss having one of the finest doctors around. We wish you all the best & are so happy for you as you begin the next adventure in life! Cheers!"
Staci S.

"You have been an amazing chiropractor for me for several years doc! Sad to see you leave but I am glad you will be with your family again!! Keep in touch. We will miss you as a friend and chiropractor! Although we can still be friends!! Thanks for all you have done for our family Chris."
Dale M.

"Thank you Dr. Garden for helping me to enjoy the things I was not able to do-gardening, long walks, and exercising with my friends. I will recommend you to everyone I know. Thank you!"
Nick M.

"The very best Chiropractor on earth! Good luck with your new venture!"
Beaudry P.

"Glad to see you’re back in action!!!! You rock Dr. Garden! Miss you and sending a smile your way!"
Wendi K.

"OMG! Just had the best massage followed by an adjustment. Thank Julie and Chris Garden for making me feel good again."
Natasha C.

"He is truly a one of a kind Chiropractor! He not only cares about spinal correction, but your health as a whole! My family has seen him for many years and we are pleased with the quality of care."
Kristal A.

"Dr. Christopher Garden is bar none The Best chiropractor! He's friendly, funny, compassionate and just an all around good guy. Coronado is so lucky!"
Linda C.

Chiropractic Coronado CA Coronado Island Chiropractic

Coronado Island Chiropractic
1001 B Avenue #308
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 865-1053

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday3pm - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Thursday9am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Friday9am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed