Scoliosis and How it Is Treated

Your scoliosis chiropractor can recommend a few different treatment options for you.

Scoliosis Bracing Works for Both Juveniles and Adults | (480) 892-0022
Scoliosis Bracing Works for Both Juveniles and Adults | (480) 892-0022

Scoliosis and How to Treat It

Scoliosis treatment is based on a lot of factors, such as the curvature of the spine, how long the patient has had it, whether or not it is a temporary condition, and whether or not it even needs to be treated.  For example,

Scoliosis is a disorder in which the spine or backbone bends sideways in a c-shape or s-shape. Basically any spine section could be bent but the most common disorder takes place in the chest or the lower back area. Drowsiness and dilated pupils in an individual may be some of the signs and symptoms of scoliosis while other physical conditions being that the head not being directly centered above the pelvis and cases that involves one hip of an individual being more prominent than the other. Scoliosis can affect anyone at any age but the condition is most common with children at the age of around ten or twelve with the females having a greater risk in worsening symptoms.

Idiopathic Scoliosis and Treatment

Idiopathic scoliosis is a type of the disorder that is common and the cause of the condition is unknown while small cases of scoliosis are genetically linked as the cause. Neuromuscular conditions are said to be a resulting factor to twenty percent of cases of scoliosis while congenital scoliosis which is present at the time of birth is rated as a rare case. Individuals with mild curves just need to see the doctor for examination whereas those with severe cases need treatment which is done according to age, the type of scoliosis and the degree of the curve. Severe cases that were not detected early for example may need surgery while cases that are in the early stages of growth treated by bracing.

Successful scoliosis bracing is done in the early stages to individuals who are still in their growth stages so that the treatment may be effective to treatment of the spine. Braces are used to control the curves in the spine from growing and that is why successful bracing is easy with those that are still experiencing growth. Scoliosis bracing requires that the patient be cooperative and that he or she exercises under the supervision of a scoliosis chiropractor.


Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 892-0022