Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine from side to side. Normally, the spine has curves that go forward and backward but looks straight when viewed from the back or front. With scoliosis, there are curves to the left or right that are seen on X-ray from the front or back. In severe cases the abnormal spinal curve can be seen with the naked eye and may even cause significant postural changes. The most common symptom of scoliosis is pain. Pain from scoliosis can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that interferes with every aspect of your life. Treatment with biophysics traction can significantly improve the curve of the spine and provide long-term relief of pain and disability from scoliosis.
If you suffer with scoliosis or suspect your child may have scoliosis, schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractic doctors located in Battle Ground, East Vancouver, Gresham, Hazel Dell or Woodland to determine the treatment plan that is most appropriate for getting you or your child out of pain and back to full life as quickly as possible. Treatment at younger ages generally results in a faster correction of the biomechanical dysfunction that leads to scoliosis.