The spine has three natural curvatures that create an S-shape from front to back. However, an individual with scoliosis will have a C-shape or S-shape curve greater than 10 degrees from side to side. This unnatural curve has the potential to create uneven shoulders, hips, and ribs, create instability in the lower back, and effect the way we walk.

Whether diagnosed as a teen or adult it’s important to initiate a dialogue with your doctor. While there is no cure for Scoliosis, it’s absolutely treatable and chiropractic care is an effective non-invasive option that will assist you in living a life with few limitations.

When treating scoliosis it’s important to focus on maintaining movement and increasing spinal stability. As with any condition; the earlier treatment is initiated the better the anticipated outcome. But, with scoliosis especially, the “wait and watch” approach should be avoided. Ideally, you should work with a doctor who will provide a more proactive treatment plan. If you, or someone you love, have scoliosis call the office to schedule an evaluation and be sure that you’re doing all you can to help.

Dr. Gard