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 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 & alignment.
Vancouver Chiropractic & Vancouver Massage Therapy services are provided by Dr. Michael Horowtiz & Associates. Our mission is to serve you better with a hands on approach to wellness & healing. Call us at 604-733-7744 so we can help!
Call 604-733-7744, we can help!