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Can Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Published : December 11, 2021

How is scoliosis detected and diagnosed?

Symptoms that scoliosis can cause:

Poor posture
Muscle fatigue
Reduced range of motion
Muscle weakness

What are the long term effects of having scoliosis?

Because scoliosis causes a lateral curve in the spine, this can place more pressure through the discs between the bones, and can lead to them wearing down faster. This can lead to worse pain, tension and dysfunction, but also wear and tear and arthritis. An analogy of this is imagining a car with wonky suspension- This would make some of the car tyres wear down faster than a brand new car! Chiropractors are in a great position to assess for the early onset of scoliosis, because they:

Conduct comprehensive assessments of people’s spines
Have the option to refer out for imaging such as X-rays
Can also refer out for a second opinion, or for further management such as surgery

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