This is a side-to-side abnormal curvature of the spine that most commonly occurs at birth or during childhood.
The spine has natural curves that absorb shock and allow normal joint motion, but a scoliotic spine is not able to have full normal motion and may result in pain or discomfort.
It is important to have your children evaluated for scoliosis as some degrees may require proactive care to prevent progression and to manage symptoms.
There is a possibility that if caught during the early teen years scoliosis can be corrected.
Chiropractic care uses adjustments, muscle work, physiotherapy, and exercises to reduce the symptoms of scoliosis and help to maintain normal joint function.