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Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis

SpineScoliosis affects between six and nine million people in the U.S. This is when the spine has a sideways curvature in the frontal (coronal) plane, rather than the normal curves in the sagittal plane where the thoracic, lumbar, and cervical regions are located.

While the normal curves in the spine keep the head properly positioned over the pelvis and absorb shock from physical movement, the complex curves found in scoliosis cases creates considerable posture and spinal support problems.

Chiropractic treatments are important for scoliosis patients to help increase core strength and minimize pressure on the nervous system. This condition usually presents during childhood or adolescence, but some people are diagnosed in adulthood too.

Treatment plans will depend on each individual’s spinal maturity and the degree of the curvature. X-rays are recommended every several years to monitor the condition and adjust treatments as necessary.

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