The spine is normally s-shaped when looked at from the side; from behind the spine it should appear straight.
Scoliosis is a condition where the spine is curved in an abnormal sideways bend, when looked at from the side the curvature may look like the letter S or sometimes C.
Usually it starts in early childhood, but goes undetected as it rarely causes problems at this time.
You may see the waist or shoulders being a little uneven. The rib cage can also be uneven and one side more forward protruding. Scoliosis is evident when the person bends forward and you observe them from behind.
In most cases, scoliosis has underlying factors that can be treated. Conditions such as; back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, appendicitis may cause the spine to become curved but in these cases it can be reversed with Chiropractic care.
Although, 80 percent of all scoliosis cases have no known cause, they are referred to as idiopathic. There is no research evidence that chiropractic treatment can cure such cases, it can however provide relief for the pain caused by Scoliosis. As children with Scoliosis age and pain develops, it is important for their general health and enjoyment of life to alleviate the pain, or at least control it.
Adults who had scoliosis as children are more likely to have chronic back pain than people with normal skeletal development.
Scoliosis is known to oftentimes be hereditary. A child who has a family member with scoliosis should have regular check-ups. The most important thing is to detect scoliosis as soon as possible, diagnose the cause of scoliosis, if one can be found and treat appropriately.
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