Correcting the Unnatural Curve of Scoliosis

child with scoliosisA lateral (to the side) curvature of the spine. Scoliosis affects boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. It is more common with girls.   Signs and Symptoms:

  • Backache
  • Fatigue
  • Head being off center
  • Head tilt
  • Hips appear uneven
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulders uneven
  • Abnormal spine curvature
  • Stooped posture

 

Causes of Scoliosis:

There are several causes of scoliosis. The two most common are congenital and habitual. Congenital occurs when someone is born with a lateral curvature of the spine.

Habitual causes are environmental or situational depending on the habits of the individual. Carrying backpacks improperly can contribute to a spinal distortion. Poor sitting habits and practicing poor posture can also affect spinal development in children.

Treatment:

Chiropractors treat scoliosis by working to correct the unnatural curve in the spine and by relieving symptoms and complications associated with scoliosis. Early detection makes treatment easier.