Scoliosis is a disorder that is characterised by an abnormal curve in the spine. The spine is supposed to be straight when seen from the front.
People suffering from Scoliosis develop curves to the side of the body causing a “C” or “S” shape in the spine. The ideal time to detect scoliosis is during the start of puberty to teenage years.
The curve deteriorates the most during teenage years. Therefore, the best time to seek treatment is during puberty period as the curvature of the spine will deteriorate most.
Scoliosis may be caused by heredity, poor posture or trauma. People with a family history of scoliosis will have a higher risk.
Chiropractic treatment is a better alternative to surgery depending on the condition. Chiropractic care may be able to reduce the curvature of the spine. It can be managed well with chiropractic treatment when the degree of the curve is less than 20 degrees.