Chiropractors
Kenneth Kerwin
& Melissa Shera

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.

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Do You Have Scoliosis?

chiropractic care for scoliosis

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Greenfield. 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 Associates In Spinal Relief 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 Associates In Spinal Relief Doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine.


Scoliosis in Greenfield

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 Associates In Spinal Relief 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 Associates In Spinal Relief in Greenfield to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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Monday8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday1st & 3rd Saturdays
9:00am - 11:00am
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8081 West Layton Avenue Suite A
Greenfield, WI 53220

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What Our Patients Say

"The staff at Associates In Spinal is top notch. They are very friendly, accommodating, and overall just wonderful. They are a great working team that gave me personal care that made me feel cared about. I would absolutely recommend this treatment to others. Thank you!"

Michelle L.T. – Brookfield, WI

"Overall, my spinal decompression care as well as the staff has been awesome! I can now look down and turn my head without getting the sensation of whiplash. Thank you! You have been a blessing to me and I will recommend this treatment to others!"
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"Overall, the care at Associates In Spinal Relief was great. Everyone was helpful and considerate of my injury. I always felt like a person…not a number. The staff was fabulous!!"
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Associates In Spinal Relief
8081 West Layton Avenue Suite A
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 282-9001

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday1st & 3rd Saturdays
9:00am - 11:00am
SundayClosed