Many times, when a muscle is pulled during a workout, they result from misalignments of the spine or joint. These misalignments in the joint can cause irritation to be placed on the nerves of the body, which causes the pain you are feeling.
I've been suffering from scoliosis since I was 19 years. I am now 32 years old. Will this problem be corrected with surgery?
I believe if you are able to correct something in the body without surgery, it should be your first option. Surgery of scoliosis for many patients usually involves the use of steel rods to get the bones of the spine into an aligned position. Placing the rods onto the spine will also limit the range of motion for the patient which would then interfere with the patient's normal daily habits such as bathing, dressing, or grooming themselves.
Also because there has been a time of 13 years that the scoliosis has been present, a sudden change to the patient's body can affect the function of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. What I mean by this is that, the muscles have been developing in their current positions for 13 years. Changing the structure of the body suddenly through surgery is a type of traumatic event that the body must overcome before normal everyday functions can successfully be performed.
Surgery is also not a 100% guarantee that symptoms will be corrected. Many complications can arise post surgery, such as more interference to the nerves and nervous system from the bones being forced into the new positions. Also, the muscles will be stretched and forced to work harder to help increase the stability of the body.
Chiropractors are trained to correct the alignment of the spine with the use of adjustments. Many times, the misalignments of the bones can cause interference onto the nerves and the nervous system which leads to pain and inflammation for the body. Many chiropractors have been successful with decreasing the degree of the curve for the patient's spine. Decreasing the angle of the scoliosis can help take the pressure off the nerves and muscles which will then help to decrease the symptoms that are associated with scoliosis.
A chiropractor can help to restore the normal alignment of the spine to decrease the amount of work each muscle, tendon, and ligament must do to help increase the stability. Chiropractors are able to find and locate the exact cause of the symptoms in the body and correct them.