Scoliosis

Our approach to treatment of scoliosis includes an in-depth exam and a custom care plan for each patient.

Scoliosis is not a disease. It is a term used to describe any abnormal or sideways curvature of the spine.

Typically a human’s spine is completely straight, but with those who have scoliosis, the spine is curved. The spine can curve in three different ways:

  1. Curves to the side as a single curve to the left
    (shaped like the letter C), called levoscoliosis
  2. Curves to the side as a single curve to the right
    (shaped like a backwards letter C), called dextroscoliosis
  3. Two different curves (shaped like the letter S)
  • Common Types:
    • Congenital Scoliosis
    • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
    • Degenerative Scoliosis
    • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Symptoms:
    • Back pain
    • Muscle spasms
    • Uneven waist
    • Physical deformity
  • Treatments:
    • Back Brace
    • Surgery