Correcting the Unnatural Curve of Scoliosis
A 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:
- 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.
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.