SCOLIOSIS SCREENING & EVALUATION
in VancouverScoliosis Treatment in Vancouver

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.

Double Scoliosis Treatment in Vancouver II
Scoliosis
may be “fixed” as a result of muscle and/or bone deformity or “mobile” as a result of unequal muscle contraction.

Scoliosis predisposes individuals to back pain, headache, and
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.



Do you have a Scoliosis? All children and adults should have their spines screened for a
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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