According to MayoClinic.org,
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Children who have mild scoliosis are monitored closely, usually with X-rays, to see if the curve is getting worse. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. Some children will need to wear a brace to stop the curve from worsening. Others may need surgery to keep the scoliosis from worsening and to straighten severe cases of scoliosis.
As mentioned above, common treatment of this condition may include anything from nontreatment to bracing or surgery. However, chiropractic treatment can certainly alleviate scoliosis-related pain, and, in some instances, correct the curve.
Dr. Bianca specializes in treating scoliosis through chiropractic care. Under her supervision, Desire has seen a dramatic improvement in her scoliosis. Twice (January 2012, January 2013), her improvements were so great, Desire earned Dr. Bianca’s Change of the Month.
While improvement varies among individuals, depending on severity and course of treatment, rest assured that you are in good hands at Active Family Chiropractic.