When it comes to kyphosis, chiropractic care can be option as a non-invasive treatment. Kyphosis is when the middle back is rounded giving a sort of “hunchback” appearance. Kyphosis symptoms range from stiffness to musculoskeletal pain and can make everyday activities such as sitting and walking uncomfortable.
Kyphosis is commonly caused by bad posture, whether it’s from a desk job or just not making it a habit to walk or sit upright. Kyphosis can also be caused by trauma or Scheuermann’s disease.
How Chiropractic Works For Kyphosis
Finding the exact cause of the kyphosis is the first thing a chiropractor will do. X-rays may be necessary. By using touch techniques the chiropractor will diagnose where it’s tight and for spinal joint movement. Then chiropractic treatment such as a spinal manipulation will address restricted or abnormal moving joints and use a gentle thrust technique that stretches soft tissue and returns normal motion to the spine
The following are other chiropractic treatments a chiropractor may use to treat kyphosis:
- Flexion-distraction technique
- Instrument-assisted manipulation
- Trigger point therapy
- Manual joint stretching
- Resistance techniques
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
Besides kyphosis, chiropractic care is great for treating inflammation, muscle spasm, degeneration and chronic pain. Chiropractic care treatments also strengthens the spine and improves range of motion.