Chiropractic For Scoliosis

A lateral bend or curve in the Spine.

This may occur for unknown reasons (idiopathic), and may appear from infancy up until late teenage years. These curves in the spine may also develop due to the activities which we perform in our daily lives all the way into adulthood. Simple things such as carrying heavy sling bags on one side every day can cause curvature in the spine.

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A scoliotic curve may be noticed on the surface through tilting shoulders or hips, or in other cases a hump like appearance may be seen at the upper back.

In many cases aches and pains around the back, neck and shoulders will occur, but in others no pain will be felt until degeneration due to uneven pressures on the spine has already occurred.

Chiropractic care can help to treat these curved spines. Research shows that early intervention in scoliosis care greatly improves treatment outcomes and maximizes the chance for curve reduction.

M.W Morningstar, D Woggon, D Lawrence. BMC Musculoskeletal disorders, 5:32 September, 2004. Scoliosis treatment using a combination of manipulative and rehabilitative therapy; a retrospective case series.

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