Scoliosis is a term used to describe abnormal curvatures of the spine, and can be caused by developmental, degenerative or congenital problems. It can often be detected by looking at your shoulders, where if one shoulder is looking higher than the other it could be time to visit a chiropractor. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, affecting over 100,000 people in the UK. Most of these people affected are between the ages of 10-18, as the risk of curvature of the spine is at its highest during the fastest time of growth in the body. It is also more common in girls than boys, as they have curves that are more likely to develop curvature.
Chiropractic care is often found to be more effective than some other medical methods and is less invasive. It is important to identify scoliosis particularly in youth and treat it, as if left untreated it will often continue to develop and worsen into the person 20s as they can still grow up to this point.