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Scoliosis isn't Scary!

Updated: Jun 18, 2022

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatments have shown a very significant result in restoring or maintaining the curvature of the spine.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a chronic condition where the curvature of your spine goes sideways. On X-rays, the human spine with scoliosis may look more like an “S” or “C” than a straight line when viewed from the back.

Scoliosis does not due to heavy backpacks, sleeping sideways, sports, injury, or poor posture. In fact, more than 80% of scoliosis cases have unknown causes/hereditary. Such cases are normally known as Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) which is the most common form of pediatric scoliosis occurring in teenage between the ages of 10 to 18.

As for functional scoliosis which is often due to a temporary cause (no spinal rotation), it could be caused by the pelvis and spinal misalignment, bad posture, slipped disc, nerve impingement, muscle strains, foot pain, functional leg length difference and etc.

This can be corrected and reversed by identifying and addressing the cause.

Do my kids have Scoliosis?

Below are some basic guidelines but further professional and specific diagnostic imaging and examination needed to be conducted to confirm the presence of scoliosis.

§ Uneven Shoulders

§ One shoulder blade more prominent than the others

§ Uneven waist

§ Rib hump shown on one side of the back when bending forward (Adam’s test)

Classification of Scoliosis – based on COBBs Angle


Spinal Curve




Cobbs Angle





>10 degrees considered as scoliosis

Does Scoliosis Get WORSE Over Time?

Approximately 68% of scoliotic curvatures greater than 30 degrees at skeletal maturity tend to progress at a linear rate, regardless of the type of scoliosis curvature pattern.

Benefits of Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Care on Scoliosis Conditions