Scoliosis – The Crooked Spine and You

Scoliosis - Curvature of the SpineScoliosis is a disorder in which there is an abnormal lateral deviance of the spine. If you look at a person from the back side, the spine has and-shape curve or C-shape rather than regular, vertically upright orientation.

There are two classes of scoliosis: structural scoliosis and postural scoliosis. You can learn more about Scoliosis in Bowmanville through our website. There are some of the various available options for scoliosis care.

Postural Scoliosis:

A postural scoliosis is basically a postural version to an imbalance in your base of support. For example, a leg length difference or a low arch on one side compared to the other. This will cause the pelvis to dip down on one side.

Structural Scoliosis:

A structural scoliosis is a little more complex to deal with. There are many types of structural scoliosis. One such type is young idiopathic scoliosis. This is an inflexible, rigidspinal curve and for unknown reasons, the spine just grows that way. While the spine continues to grow, there is a danger that it will continue to get worse.

Chiropractic management includes mobilization sand/or manual adjustments to the spine to increase flexibility,alignment, function and mechanical balance. Chiropractic care is also useful for naturally managing pain. Exercises are also recommended.

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