Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, a condition in which the spine is curved to one side of the body. This condition is normally diagnosed in early childhood or early adolescence. You will distinctly visualize uneven shoulders or the body leaning to one side. If the curve is move-in “S” or “C” shape, then you probably have this condition. In scoliosis entire skeletal system is affected, which includes ribs, spine, and pelvis. Due to the abnormal shape of the spine, even the hormonal, digestive, and the central nervous system can be affected. Scoliosis has been observed to occur in women more than men. It Is a progressive condition and continues to progress even after the skeleton has reached its maturity.
Chiropractic care can address pain, and other issues associated with the pressure scoliosis places on the spine and surrounding muscles. Focused manual soft tissue work and passive modalities will help with pain and targeted spinal adjustments will help increase blood flow where needed, in turn decreasing inflammation and discomfort. Additionally adding active rehab to strengthen the spine will help prevent future discomfort and pain.