Scoliosis

Scoliosis Treatment - Chicago ChiropracticScoliosis is a lateral (side to side) curvature of the spine. There are three types:

  • Congenital scoliosis which is present at birth
  • Neuro-muscular scoliosis which is caused by muscular disorders and diseases in the body that lead to poor muscle control
  • Idiopathic scoliosis, which is the most common type, is a lateral curvature of unknown cause

Some common symptoms of scoliosis are:

  • Lower back pain or Mid back pain
  • Shoulders appear uneven or hips appear uneven
  • An observed abnormal curve of the spine

An exam is typically performed to determine if there is a scoliosis including:

  • X-rays which determines severity and type
  • A test where you bend forward
  • Possibly an MRI