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What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curving of the spine that often gets started in childhood when the bones of the spine are still growing. Scoliosis is detected by uneven shoulder heights, a loss of structural balance, or a change in posture.
It is thought that scoliosis is the result of a hereditary problem or an adaptation to some form of trauma, such as the birth process or an injury. It usually starts with problems in the lower back. If left uncorrected, scoliosis often worsens.
The chiropractic approach is to use specific spinal adjustments, often combined with corrective exercises. If detected early enough, chiropractic doctors have had excellent success with scoliosis cases.
Do you know someone who could benefit from a chiropractic examination? Call Dr. Dorais, your Midland, Michigan chiropractor for your consultation and examination.