Dr Don Acton is WNC’s most experienced chiropractor having seen over 500,000 patient visits since 1979. Most of our patients have seen at least 2-3 other doctors for the same problem before coming to our office. About 10-15% have had previous spinal surgery. Dr. Acton believes his job is to find out what’s causing your problem and then show you what you need. However; YOU are always the boss and he will gladly give you what you want.

Do You Have Scoliosis?

chiropractic care for scoliosis

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Asheville. Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of 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 a single vertebrae. Over time, 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 scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture.

While many cases of scoliosis effect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in older adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to loose their 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 scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as Adams position test can assist in the diagnosis. Our chiropractors at Acton Family 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 Acton Family Chiropractic doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of a scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine.


Scoliosis in Asheville

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 Acton Family 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 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 Acton Family Chiropractic in Asheville to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00 - 12:00am
2:30 - 6:00pm
Tuesday2:30 - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00 - 12:00am
2:30 - 6:00pm
Thursday2:30 - 6:00pm
Friday8:00 - 11:00am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

789 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806

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What Our Patients Say

"Ever since I’ve been coming to get adjusted I’ve seen a real, real, real big improvement. I hardly have any pain or stiffness at all now! I would recommend him to anybody!"
George

"I had a very bad migraine headache that day, and he explained to me what he was doing for my mom and he wanted to check me out. I listened to the explanation; he knew exactly where the pain was at in my back and has now cured my migraines by 90% and I think that is excellent!"
Rita

"Doctor Acton has done wonders on my legs, my hips, my back, everywhere! He has just done a fantastic job and I’d like to praise him for it!"
Glen

Chiropractic Asheville NC Acton Family Chiropractic

Acton Family Chiropractic
789 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 258-0264

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00 - 12:00am
2:30 - 6:00pm
Tuesday2:30 - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00 - 12:00am
2:30 - 6:00pm
Thursday2:30 - 6:00pm
Friday8:00 - 11:00am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed