SCOLIOSIS SCREENING & EVALUATION
Scoliosis (from Greek: skolíōsis meaning "crooked") is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side, shaped like an "s".
On an x-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine
of an individual with a typical scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C" rather than a straight line. It is typically classified as congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth), idiopathic (sub-classified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent, or adult according to when onset occurred) or as neuromuscular, having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy or due to physical trauma.
Scoliosis predisposes individuals to back pain, headache, and
Scoliosis may be “fixed” as a result of muscle and/or bone deformity or “mobile” as a result of unequal muscle contraction.
other posture-related disorders. In rare, severe cases, the curvature can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems due to a lack of space from the deformed ribcage. A scoliosis is classified based on an angle measurement taken from a full spine x-ray.
// MILD - under 15 degree angle
// MODERATE - 15 to 30 degree angle
// SEVERE - greater than 30 degree angle
Conservative treatment of scoliosis through chiropractic, massage, stretches and activity can help prevent the progression of a scoliotic curve and in some cases reduce the degree of that curve.
lateral curvature. If you are interested in a Scoliosis Screening. Please call 604-733-7744
to have Dr. Michael Horowitz evaluate your spine for posture.
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