More Boynton Beach Florida residents suffer from scoliosis than you may realize.

Typically, scoliosis is a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for a diagnosis of scoliosis, the spine must have a minimum of a 60-degree sideways bend. By the time the condition has progressed to that stage, there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the curvature of the spine is identified and properly treated in its early stages, it can be prevented.

What is Scoliosis?

There is little consensus on why scoliosis develops, although studies have shown that scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. However, adults often develop the condition as adults. This could be due to lifestyle habits, previous injury or trauma, recreational activities, or conditions such as osteoporosis. Left untreated, scoliosis can cause back pain and stiffness, numbness, cramping, and shooting pain in the legs from pressure put on nerves.

The condition begins with a small bend in the spine from a simple misalignment of a single vertebra. Left untreated, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and the spine develops an “S” or “C” shaped curve. Parents and children notice shoulders that are not level and an offset in the pelvic area.

As part of a routine exam, our MDR Advanced Medical Associates chiropractors examine the hips and shoulders for an un-leveling and check the legs for variation in length, which is another sign of scoliosis. In addition, our chiropractors are experienced and proficient at identifying the presence of scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine.

Unlike many spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture. The spine develops lateral curves and left untreated, scoliosis can lead to severe consequences, including heart and lung problems.

Treatment for Scoliosis

While chiropractors are unable to straighten your spine completely, studies have shown a marked improvement in spine curvature, pain, and disability among those with scoliosis. By removing obstacles of misaligned joints, stretched muscles, and compressed discs, a chiropractor can maximize your well-being without drugs or surgery.

Through chiropractic adjustments and flexion distraction to “stretch out” thinned areas in your discs, a chiropractor improves flexibility and range of motion while relieving pain. Abnormal curvature in the spine creates unnatural pressure and tension in your back muscles. As time passes, your muscles become accustomed to those positions and can form trigger points or become stiff and sore. Massage is another therapy that can be very effective in relieving stretched and tight muscles. Some effective massage techniques include:

  • Cranial-Sacral Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Natural Reflex Therapy

When you need relief from the suffering of scoliosis, MDR Advanced Medical Associates are ready to work with you, create a chiropractic care treatment plan individually tailored to your needs, and help you return to a healthy lifestyle.


MDR Advanced Medical Associates

MDR Advanced Medical Associates
1899 North Congress Avenue
Suite 9
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
(561) 731-3361

Mohammed HuseinMohammed Husein
04:17 15 Oct 21
Dr. Abe was quick in assisting me with my neck and shoulder pain! I had very little movement of my head going into the office but Dr. Abe assured me that I would be taken care of. He not only adjusted me but taught me ways to alleviate my pain through at-home stretching and better sleeping positions. Three days later and my pain is gone! Thank you Dr. Abe and thank you MDR!! I will be back!
Omar HamdanOmar Hamdan
15:58 14 Oct 21
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Abe. This was the first time I felt absolute comfort at a chiropractor and will 100% be back. I felt comfortable and felt that Dr. Abe was treating me like a member of his family. I really appreciate Dr. Abe and MDR Advanced Medical Associates. Dr. Abe thoroughly explained to me my options and helped me set follow up appointments the fit into my daily packed schedule. Thank you !
Jason KingJason King
15:32 14 Oct 21
I've been coming here for over a year now and the service is exceptional, Dr Abe has been a huge help in my recovery and also always have a great conversation with him. If you're not coming here you're going to the wrong place.
20:46 28 Jun 21
I decided to visit this group after a pinched nerve/muscle spasms in my neck/arm were not getting better. Great location, good hours, if you are in pain, they do anything they can to try & see you and not make you wait a week.Dr Mark & Dr Abe went thru my x-rays and came up with a game plan & discussed with me.I mainly see Abe for manipulations, he is very skilled at what he does. I'm glad I took the chiropractic route. Had me up & running pretty fast. Amazing that I felt that good without medicines.Jessica & Deasy are fun to deal with. Nice, friendly, & they keep things moving! It all starts and ends at the front desk.Chris. What can I say. I guess it isn't really isn't his fault that he gets to inflict pain on me from time to time, but, he is also great to work with 🤣🤣. He gets to demonstrate the "at home" things to do, never the fun part but when done regularly, they may help you from coming back as much.Worth checking out. They are all good people.❤
Jack BrownJack Brown
21:58 09 Jun 21
I would recommend all my family and friends to go here.Tha whole staff is wonderful. The Doctor's explain what there doing ang how they are going to get you better.