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Information Related To Scoliosis

Scoliosis is diagnosed by physical examination and/or x-ray imaging. The physical examination requires posture assessment, flexibility in the range of spinal motion and orthopedic testing.

Chiropractors have trained the eyes to detect posture abnormalities such as releasing the shoulders, pelvis, hips, knees, and legs which might indicate underlying scoliosis.

If scoliosis is detected, the second step is to determine whether it is postural or structural. Postural scoliosis will relax the body by bending the body. Structural scoliosis will not completely dislodge the side bending and will have a positive Adam test (forward flexing the spine will have evidence of rib protrusion on one side).

X-rays can be ordered to evaluate the severity and objectively measure the curve. Other potential causes of scoliosis ache also need to be ruled out.

Functional / Postural Scoliosis:

Postural scoliosis is basically a postural adaptation of imbalance in the basis of your support. For example, the inequality of foot length or low arches on one side compared to the other.

Structural Scoliosis:

Structural scoliosis is a little more complicated to deal with. There are many types of structural scoliosis. One type is idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. This is a rigid and inflexible spinal curve and for unknown reasons, the spine grows like that. While the spine continues to grow, there is a risk that the spine will continue to deteriorate.