Scoliosis2017-07-31T19:11:36+00:00

Scoliosis – Identifying Scoliosis early in life offers opportunity for correction and improvement

Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

scoliosisScoliosis mainly affects girls between the ages of 8 to 18.

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

Three Causes

  1. Congenital genetic predisposition
  2. Habitual behavioral routines
  3. Idiopathic unknown cause

Regardless of cause, early detection can be helpful.

Obvious Clues
An alert parent may notice that a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Or uneven shoe wear offers a clue. Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains.”

Wait and See?
Allowed to run its course, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.

Natural Approach
A schedule of specific chiropractic adjustments may help improve the function and structure of the spine. As muscles are retrained and strengthened, posture may improve. Bring your child in so we can discuss your concerns and explore the possibilities.

Conditions & Symptoms

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I was scheduled for knee surgery in one week

“I was scheduled for knee surgery in one week.  A friend said, “Just go talk to this guy and see what he thinks.”  Not only did I not need any surgery, the problem was fixed immediately.  It was a rotation misalignment of the lower leg bone where it attached into the knee area.  It’s scary to think that one doctor thinks you need surgery and the other can fix the problem in one visit with an adjustment.”

Tim Parrett
Laguna Niguel

Allergies

“From 1992 to 1998, I proudly served ‘in the United States Army. During my tenure in the Army, I sustained numerous injuries and illnesses, ranging from training and automobile accident to food poisoning and Asthma. The most detrimental of which, was the Asthma.

It began around, November of 1997, while stationed at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. I began to feel ill. I had difficulty breathing, a general tightness in my chest, excessive coughing and sneezing, and a general “run down” feeling. At first I just shrugged it off, and thought it was just a cold, but the symptoms persisted. No matter what I did, I just wasn’t feeling better.

Eventually, I finally decide to go to the clinic. After a series of routine tests didn’t show anything out of the ordinary, the Army physicians began to investigate the situation further. What followed were a series of examinations that I will not soon forget.

When it was all said and done, The exams showed that I had developed an allergic reaction to trees, grass, dust, animal dander and just about anything else you can think of This was a direct result of exposure to chemicals. The allergies soon led to Asthma. I went from being able to run 5+ miles a day, to barely being able to walk one, within 1 year’s time.

Upon the results of the examination and the Army Medical Board, I was soon medically retired from the Army, and moved tom California.

Upon arrival to California, I had several friends and family members tell me about the benefits of chiropractic care. But like most others I was skeptical. Then one day I had injured myself and finally decided to go see Dr. Hawn.

Dr. Hawn really took good care of me. He gave me a thorough exam and started me on a rigorous rehabilitation program. While in the care of Dr. Hawn, I have experience a general improvement in my health, both physically and emotionally. I have also been able to greatly reduce the amount and frequency of medication use. I feel better, look better, and I am able to do most of the things that I used to do before I got sick.”

David Gonzalez
U.S. Army Retired

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I now have hope where my M.D. just prescribed drugs

“Talk about getting better naturally.  Dr. Hawn presented a treatment plan that allowed me to take control of how much better I would get.  Between the specialized exercises, treatment, supports and caring attitude, I now have hope where my M.D. just prescribed drugs.”

Chris E.

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