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chiropractor - scoliosisScoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. But when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight. The most commonly found type of scoliosis is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin”. But recent research into its cause seems to suggest that there is often a genetic factor which affects the control of the growth of the spine.

Scoliosis can affect both children and adults. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 10 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 10 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). It can also occur in adults with no previous history, due to spinal degeneration and advancing age.

The effects of scoliosis include: poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. In rare cases scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems. If detected and treated early by a scoliosis chiropractor, patients can avoid these symptoms in many cases. If left untreated, scoliosis can sometimes require surgery.

Treatment of Scoliosis Conservative scoliosis treatments have the best result when the condition is detected early and treated with appropriate and proven methods.

Contact Penrith Spinal Centre on 4732 1612 or contact us online to find out how we can help with Scoliosis with chiropractic care.

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