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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not a disease, but rather it is a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is often found in the adolescent and teen years and is more common in girls, although boys can get it as well. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. When viewed from the side, the spine should show a mild roundness in the upper back and shows a degree of swayback, inward curvature, in the lower back. When a person with a normal spine is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be straight. This is the opposite with someone with scoliosis is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be curved. When scoliosis occurs, the spine can curve in one of three ways.

CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY not only provides adults chiropractic adjustments, but kids as well. The chiropractic adjustment for kids is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints that can help with scoliosis. This is particularly important, because after diagnoses, many kids and their concerned families are given one of three scoliosis treatment options, either “wait and watch” the spine for progression, use a spinal bracing, or undergo surgery. All of these treatment options pose risks to a kid’s health and don’t always solve the underlying problem. CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY chiropractic care services can help children’s health by reducing the curve of the spine or ultimately stopping scoliosis all together.