Scoliosis and Chiropractic Therapy

A sideways bend in the spine, scoliosis is most commonly diagnosed in children older than 11. Chiropractic therapy has proven to be a practical aspect of treatment plans that enable people with scoliosis to live with minimal to no discomfort.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Most children and teens with mild scoliosis do not have symptoms or pain. Sometimes, the child, teen, or a family member may notice changes in posture, which may be a sign of scoliosis. Other signs may include the following.

  • Top of shoulders are uneven.
  • One shoulder blade (in the upper back) is more prominent or visible than the other.
  • One hip appears higher than the other.
  • One side of the rib cage is higher than the other when bending forward.
  • If the scoliosis is progressing and the curve is more severe, the changes in the shape of the spine can lead to back pain. If the curve is severe, rarely, some children may develop difficulty breathing.

National Institutes of Health

digital rendering of the spinal cord

Chiropractic Treatment Plans That Work

At Merckling Family Chiropractic, we develop chiropractic treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can safely and naturally alleviate your back problems.

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