Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This condition affects about three to five of every 1000 people, and is most frequently seen in adolescent girls. Fortunately, most cases of scoliosis are minor and only require careful monitoring by a doctor of chiropractic, like Dr. Smith.
For more severe or worsening cases, bracing or even surgery may be necessary. But promising new case studies and research suggest that alternative treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, may eliminate the need for surgery in some severe cases.
If left untreated, severe scoliosis can cause a variety of problems such as:
- A difference in shoulder height
- Muscular prominence on one side
- Breathing problems
- Heart problems
If you are concerned about scoliosis, make sure to schedule a chiropractic checkup before turning to more aggressive treatment options, that may have adverse effects.