Scoliosis is the development of an S-shaped lateral curve in the spinal column.
There are many reasons a scoliosis may develop including neurologic, muscular, congenital bone abnormalities, arthritis, degeneration or developmental, especially in adolescents.
Depending on the degree of deformity, scoliosis may cause pain, neurological signs and symptoms, reduced range of motion and muscular tension. Imaging will often be required by your practitioner to monitor and evaluate the degree of scoliotic deformity.
Although many forms of scoliosis are permanent- your chiropractor can assist in minimising the symptoms in order to prevent further degeneration, maintain flexibility and reduce pain.
Techniques such as gentle traction using Cox flexion distraction, joint mobilisation and soft tissue therapy all show significant success for scoliosis patients.
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References: Souza. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor. Jones & Bartlett 2009
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