Spine Health: What is Scoliosis and Why Should You Be Concerned?

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve to the spine or backbone. It forms a “C” or an “S” shape to either side of the spine. When left untreated, it can affect posture and the function of internal organs, especially the heart and lungs. This poor spinal condition can be disabling, so it’s best not to ignore any symptom. Here’s a short guide from us to help you know more about it:

The Signs and Risk Factors of Scoliosis

Scoliosis often takes place during the growth spurt—nine to 15 years old—before hitting puberty. Both genders develop mild scoliosis at the same rate, but the female population is more prone to it. In most cases, it runs in the family. The severity of the curve, however, isn’t passed on to the next generation. Even without an X-ray, it’s possible to detect the signs of scoliosis:

  • When one shoulder is higher, and the shoulder blade is sticking out more than the other side
  • When the rib cages look uneven, which is more noticeable when inhaling deeply
  • When the hip and waist look uneven and one side is higher than the other
The Right Time to Schedule a Diagnosis

Early detection can help improve the chances of correcting problems caused by scoliosis. It’s ideal to consult with chiropractors like us after giving birth to your child. Diagnosis can identify if your newborn has infantile and congenital scoliosis or not. Periodic chiropractic checkups might be necessary as they grow up to make sure that the condition won’t get worse.

At Apollo Chiropractor, we believe that early detection is better than cure. Our team of qualified chiropractors can examine your and your little one’s spinal condition to identify the signs of scoliosis. Contact us to schedule an appointment or check our homepage to know more about our services.