Scoliosis Specialist

Dr. Peterson uses advanced care techniques to provide the safest, most effective treatment for pain and other symptoms occurring as a result of scoliosis in his patients from Manhattan's Downtown and Midtown East neighborhoods and throughout the New York City area.

Scoliosis Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition that causes a curvature of the spine which can range from very mild to severe. Moderate to severe cases typically require bracing, ideally during the growing years, to help correct. Mild cases typically do not require treatment beyond regular monitoring to ensure the condition doesn't progress. However, mild scoliosis can still require treatment for symptoms like pain, numbness and achiness.

What causes scoliosis?

The underlying causes of most cases of scoliosis are unknown, but some types can occur as a result of trauma, neuromuscular diseases, birth defects, osteoporosis, back surgery or tumors. Curvature can occur from side to side, front to back or both, and it most often develops during adolescence when the spine is undergoing a rapid period of growth. Spinal curvature can also occur in older age as a result of bone loss through osteoporosis.

How can chiropractic care help relieve the painful symptoms associated with mild to moderate scoliosis?

Chiropractors are highly trained in caring for people with spinal conditions like scoliosis. Gentle spinal adjustments and deep tissue manipulation can help reduce nerve impingements that can occur when the spine is twisted out of alignment, as well as improving circulation and neural messaging necessary for optimal health and relief of inflammation. In addition, a chiropractor can help patients with scoliosis learn about important habits that can help relieve pain, including practicing good posture at work and school, using ergonomic devices to relieve stress on the back, using proper lifting techniques, employing therapeutic exercises and stretching, and other lifestyle changes. Regular chiropractic adjustments provide important information about the spine, enabling each treatment to be customized based on the patient's individual needs and symptoms as well as the degree of curvature that's present.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
  • City Search

    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

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    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

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