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Scoliosis

Definition

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis affects boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. It is more common with girls. There are several causes of scoliosis, but the two most common causes are congenital and habitual. Congenital scoliosis occurs when someone is born with a lateral curvature of the spine. Habitual causes are environmental or situational depending on the habits of the individual.Carrying backpacks improperly can contribute to a spinal distortion. Poor sitting habits and practicing poor posture can also affect spinal development in children.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Spine curving abnormally to the side (laterally)
  • Shoulders and/or hips appearing unevenly
  • Head off-center
  • Head tilt
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stooped Posture

Treatment

Chiropractic care works on correcting scoliosis and relieving the symptoms and complications associated with scoliosis. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you, call our office today at (951) 230-8389 for a complimentary consultation.