Scoliosis can be caused by some of the following underlying factors, however a large percentage of cases are idiopathic (which means there is no known underlying cause).
Some causes include:● Back pain.● Muscle spasm.● Differing leg lengths.● Osteoarthritis.● Osteoporosis.● Appendicitis.
Chiropractic treatment can help give relief for the pain caused by scoliosis, helping a child (or adult) to stay active, which is important for general health and well-being. Regular chiropractic care following a diagnosis of scoliosis will prevent the curvature from worsening and in some cases can correct the curvature as well --as long as the curve is below 50 degrees and chiropractic care is continuously sought. This care can prevent the need for spinal surgery.