Chiropractic care for scoliosis
If your child has uneven shoulders or hips, they may be experiencing a spinal curvature called scoliosis. If left untreated, this could result in lifelong issues after the spine has stopped growing and has settled into a deformed structure.
Chiropractic intervention for scoliosis treatment can help:
Treatment options for scoliosis
Observation is the most common treatment option for scoliosis. Many children will not have curves that progress past 25 or 30 degrees and will never need to wear a brace. These cases require evaluation two to three times a year to ensure the condition doesn't worsen.
Children with spinal curves larger than 25 degrees, but still smaller than 50 degrees, will usually require a brace as part of their scoliosis treatment. Bracing attempts to stop the curve from progressing to the point of requiring spinal fusion surgery. Braces are prescribed to be worn for a certain amount of hours in the day.
Surgical treatment is reserved for patients with curves greater than 50 degrees or who are in danger of further deterioration even after finishing growth. Of the 7 million cases of scoliosis, the majority do not result in surgery.