Scoliosis


Scoliosis involves bending &/or rotatory deformation of the spine.  There are many types of scoliosis and a variety of main causes. Most cases are labeled ‘idiopathic’ (Unknown or spontaneous cause). You can have single or double curves in the spine. Generally, double curves have a greater risk of progression, & the greater the curve at detection the greater the risk of progression.  Larger curves will affect not only spinal motion, but also will put unnecessary strain on soft tissues. If left untreated the severity of scoliosis may continue to progress. In severe cases this may result in breathing difficulty, heart complications, spinal nerve complications, etc. The key is to have your spine evaluated, the earlier the better. Parents often notice their child has poor posture: low shoulder on one side, shoulder blade wings outward, rib humping on one side, etc. By having your child’s spine assessed early we can provide care to help slow, stop and in some instances slightly reverse the severity of scoliosis.