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Scoliosis Care at Back & Body Wellness Centre

curved spine overlayDefined as a sideways curvature of the spine, scoliosis is typically diagnosed during adolescence, a period of rapid growth and development. The curve can resemble the letters “C” or “S.” While most scoliosis cases are mild, some curves can worsen over time, especially as children grow. A severe curvature is rare but can be disabling if left untreated.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Common symptoms of scoliosis include:

  • Uneven shoulders, with one shoulder blade more prominent
  • Uneven waist, with one hip higher than the other
  • A noticeable prominence on one side of the back when bending forward

Medical doctors and chiropractors use various tests, including the Adams test, to diagnose scoliosis. Further evaluation, including X-rays, is necessary to determine the degree of curvature if scoliosis is suspected.

The Impact on Health

In severe cases, scoliosis can reduce the space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly. It can also lead to:

Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent the curvature from worsening and to manage symptoms effectively.

How We Help

Treatment depends on the severity of the curvature:

  • Chiropractic Care: Regular adjustments can help manage pain, improve spinal alignment, and prevent further curvature.
  • Bracing: Most children with scoliosis wear a brace to prevent the curve from worsening.
  • Shockwave therapy: This type of treatment can help reduce muscle pain associated with the curvature in scoliosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes scoliosis?

While 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), it can also be genetic. Other causes include congenital disabilities, injuries, infections, or degenerative conditions like osteoporosis.

Can it be cured?

Mild scoliosis can be managed effectively with chiropractic care and exercises. Severe cases might require surgical intervention. However, scoliosis generally does not go away completely.

Is chiropractic care beneficial?

Yes, chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and exercises can significantly alleviate pain, improve mobility, and prevent further curvature.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you or your child shows signs of scoliosis, early intervention is key. Contact Back & Body Wellness Centre to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors.


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