What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a progressive abnormal sideways curvature of the spine seen in both children and adults. Often times the cause of scoliosis is unknown; however, research shows us that 2-4% of children will develop some form of scoliosis and 40% of adults aged 50-80 with lower back pain have a scoliosis. Scoliosis can have detrimental effects on one’s health and future should it be allowed to progress.
Things like poor posture, shoulder humps, muscle weakness and pain in all are commonly seen with scoliosis; however, it can also lead to heart and lung problems. That is why evidence shows the prognosis for scoliosis is best when it is discovered early on in life and treated accordingly. Our Kelowna chiropractors can help identify and treat scoliosis to help you live your life comfortably and to the fullest!
How Do I Know If I Have Scoliosis?
You can perform a simple at home exam of yourself or a loved one to determine if you may have scoliosis. This exam is done through a few questions and observations of the spine. Please note, proper examinations of the spine to correctly determine scoliosis and treatment should always be completed by a chiropractor with extensive knowledge on and experience with treating scoliosis.
At Aligned Chiropractic in Kelowna it is our desire to provide the best possible scoliosis treatment and literally change the course of our patient’s future. That is why we have specialized our training to include the ScoliBrace in our Kelowna scoliosis treatment. The ScoliBrace, combined with Chiropractic Biophysics, allows us to achieve superior correction and stabilization of the spine.