Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The angle of the curve may vary, but anything that measures more than 10 degrees on an X-ray is considered scoliosis. Doctors may use the letters “C” and “S” to describe the curve.
People with Scoliosis often lean slightly when standing. Some exhibit a visible curve to their backs, or have shoulders, waist, or hips that appear uneven. In some instances, one rib may protrude farther on one side of the body. Scoliosis can cause pain, abnormal posture, a reduction in your range of motion, and even trouble breathing.
There are only a few medical treatments for most scoliosis patients. But chiropractic adjustments has been shown to help treat scoliosis patients, especially when combined with physical therapy. The combination of the two helps treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis. The effectiveness of this treatment option varies from patient to patient, but it considered a viable option considering spinal fusion surgery doesn’t sound like much fun.