Scoliosis

Upper, mid- and low-back pain are common complaints among adults, especially low-back pain, which afflicts millions of North Americans every year. The causes of back pain are many:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis

Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, is a condition in which the spine twists unnaturally due to heredity, poor posture or degeneration of the vertebrae along the spinal column. Improper spinal alignment can cause disc compression, painful contact between vertebrae or pinched nerves. Proper Chiropractic treatment can help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of scoliosis by helping to relieve pressure on impinged nerves and irritated muscles, improve mobility and help prevent the disorder from progressing. Range of motion exercises are an important addition in helping to relieve and prevent symptoms associated with scoliosis.