Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Scoliosis can cause severe back pain and disable the sufferer. That’s why your Oakland Chiropractor at Equilibrium Spinal Care is dedicated to offering you effective treatment such as NUCCA to help you get healthier and active. Visit our office today to begin your wellness journey.


What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis refers to abnormal spine curvature (sideways). This condition mainly occurs before a child reaches puberty. While specialists have found some causes of this condition, 80% of scoliosis cases do not have identifiable reasons.

Some scoliosis cases are mild and have no significant effect on the child’s functioning. However, others become more severe as the child grows. This progression can be disabling to your child. That’s why it’s crucial you visit Equilibrium Spinal Care for NUCCA treatment.

What is NUCCA? National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) is a technique that our chiropractor utilizes to bring your body into proper alignment. While it is not common, since only a few chiropractors are certified in this technique, it is effective and central in rectifying worsening scoliosis.

Scoliosis Causes

There are few known causes of scoliosis, including:

Neuromuscular Conditions – Neuromuscular conditions cause problems during the formation of the spine’s bone. The bones can stop growing to their full size or fail to separate during fetal development. Such conditions include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Marfan syndrome, and other congenital disabilities.

Functional Causes – Some people are born with their spine rightly aligned. However, due to issues like having a shorter leg, muscle spasms, or carrying heavy items, they develop scoliosis.


Scoliosis symptoms that you should look out for include

  • Uneven shoulders
  • Back pain
  • Uneven waist
  • You may note that one hip is higher than the other.
  • One shoulder blade is more prominent compared to the other.

NUCCA Treatment for Scoliosis

Our NUCCA specialist will identify your postural distortion. We will then take precise images of your spine structure. Through this, we will be able to locate the spot that is releasing the pressure. After identifying the exact part, we will provide gentle and precise corrections.

This procedure will rebalance your upper cervical spine, alleviating back pain. Consequently, your hips will also become even, the legs will balance, and shoulders will level. You will also enjoy proper nerve flow. National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association technique gets rid of scoliosis effectively.

Contact Us for Scoliosis Treatment from Our Oakland Chiropractor

Are you an Oakland resident who has scoliosis? At Equilibrium Spinal Care, we offer exceptional chiropractic care to restore your health and normal functioning. Call us today at(510) 330-5201 to make an appointment with our NUCCA chiropractor.

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