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Scoliosis typically begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses over time. Common symptoms include widespread pain throughout the spine, but a child might also complain about pain when exercising. 

If the spine curves more than ten degrees to the right or left when a patient is facing the examiner, a diagnosis of scoliosis is made. Once the spine has advanced to more extreme stages of scoliosis, there can be severe health consequences. The good news is that if a bending of the spine is discovered early on, and chiropractic care from Morelli Chiropractic is received, it can be prevented from advancing to a debilitating state.

symptoms of scoliosis

  • Shoulders or hips look uneven

  • The presence of a hump in the middle or upper back

  • Decreased lung capacity which leads to shortness of breath

  • Widespread back pain (Scoliosis typically effects the entire spine)

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common causes of scoliosis

It might start as the simple misalignment of a single vertebrae, but over time the body will begin to compensate, building musculature that will continue to pull the spine into lateral curves in order to ensure that the head remains level. Children who are inactive or exhibit postural issues are at higher risk of developing or exacerbating the disease, although the origin could be the result of some kind of trauma.

  • Inactivity

  • Postural issues

  • Traumatic accidents

benefits of chiropractic

align the spine

The greatest benefit of chiropractic treatment is realigning the spine to its natural position.

reduce pain

After rehabilitation and treatment is complete, the patient should be able to live a pain-free life.

enhance quality of life

Maintenance appointments can help you regain your functionality and maintain a high quality of life.

enhance your every day.

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