Scoliosis is the medical name of curvature of the spine - curved to the side, or lateral curvature. It affects boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18, most commonly with girls. There are several causes of scoliosis, most common are congenital and habitual. Congenital scoliosis means that the child was born with the lateral spinal curvature. Habitual causes are environmental or situational, depending on the child's habits. For example, carrying backpacks incorrectly can contribute to spinal curvature. Poor sitting habits and posture also can affect spinal development in children. Signs are a high hip, high shoulder, head being off center, head tilt, and back or leg pain.
- Spine curves abnormally to the side
- Shoulders and/or hips appear uneven
- Backache or low back pain
- Stooped posture
How Chiropractic Therapy Can Help
Chiropractic care works on correcting scoliosis and relieving symptoms and complications associated with scoliosis. Chiropractic therapy includes adjustments and gentle manipulation. In addition, Dr. Forster draws on acupuncture and other therapies to tailor treatment for each patient.
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