Have you noticed any of the following?

Common Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis

  • Back or Neck Pain
  • Uneven or leaning posture
  • Uneven hips
  • Uneven creases in the waist
  • Uneven shoulders or one shoulder blade protruding more
  • Pronounced or exaggerated curvature of the spine


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About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the lateral or sideways curvature of the spine. The curvature may develop as S or C-shaped in appearance and quite often also involves a rotational component through the spinal column.

The cause of scoliosis is still unknown, but we do know it typically affects 80-90 % of otherwise healthy adolescents(1) to varying degrees. This type of scoliosis is called Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). It is the most common form, typically identified in girls between 10-12 years and boys between 12-14 years (when growth is more rapid) (1).

Other forms of scoliosis may occur from degenerative reasons; for example, late-stage degenerative scoliosis develops with ageing, resulting in a narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal and associated spinal disc bulges/ protrusions/ herniations.

How do Chiropractors diagnose and treat Scoliosis?

Early detection of scoliosis is vital to preventing spinal pain, muscle imbalances and premature degeneration of the spinal spaces. While scoliosis cannot be “cured”, the Cox® Certified Chiropractors at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic can help improve and maintain good musculoskeletal movement and flexibility.

Scoliosis is typically diagnosed by physical and radiographic (x-ray) assessment. While slight curvatures may be common, approximately 2% of curvatures in young females require observation, especially during their growth and development(1).

How Can Melbourne Spine Clinic Help with Scoliosis Treatment Melbourne? 

When patients attend Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic for Scoliosis diagnosis, assessment and scoliosis chiropractic treatment by our Cox® Certified Chiropractors, they will be thoroughly assessed for any deviations or changes in the spine and its function. Our Chiropractors utilise Cox® Flexion-Distraction therapy, a gentle, low-force, non-surgical spinal therapy to minimise the progressive deterioration of the condition.

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Combined with gentle joint mobilisation and targeted soft tissue therapies, Cox® Technic has shown significant success in treating acute and chronic spinal conditions.

The goal with scoliosis is not necessarily straightening the curve but rather keeping mobility and flexibility in the curve and promoting as good a quality of life as possible. It is about management, not cure.

At Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic, our Chiropractors utilise the most up-to-date research and clinical data to benefit patients with our scoliosis chiropractic treatment. Our Certified Cox® Flexion-Distraction and Spinal Decompression Chiropractors treat all spinal pain conditions with safe, gentle, non-surgical, doctor-controlled spinal decompression therapy. Cox® Flexion-Distractions is a recognised alternative to spinal surgery.

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(1)   Scoliosis Australia – Scoliosis Detection Facts Sheet. https://www.scoliosis-australia.org/wp-content/uploads/scoliosis-detection-fact-sheet.pdf

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