Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. There is a normal spinal curve when looking from the side, but the spine should appear straight when looking from the front. Kyphosis is a curve in the spine seen from the side in which the spine is bent forward. There is a normal kyphosis in the middle (thoracic) spine. Lordosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent backward. There is a normal lordosis in the upper (cervical) spine and the lower spine or lumbar spine. People with scoliosis develop additional curves to either side of the body, and the bones of the spine twist on each other, forming a C or an S-shaped or scoliosis curve in the spine. Scoliosis ranges from 10-20 degrees (mild), 20-50 degrees (moderate), and severe (greater than 50 degrees).
Scoliosis is about two times more common in girls than boys. It can be seen at any age, but it is most common in those over about 10 years of age. Scoliosis is hereditary in that people with scoliosis are more likely to have children with scoliosis; however, there is no correlation between the severity of the curves from one generation to the next.
Below is a case study of a female age 12 that was orginally diagnosed with a scoliosis on 3/8/19. Measurements indicate a 24 degreee variation. Normal variation according to Kasier Permenente is 11 degrees or less. The after study shows a 18 degree variation. This is a 6 degree decrease in curve in 6 months. It was indicated by Kaiser that their was no way to decrease the curve and the only treatment was to wear a brace for 18 hours a day for the next 4 years. D.N.F.T. Chiropratic treatment began on 3/27/19. A total of 15 treatments over a six month period of time was administered with treatment ending on 9/13/19. The results are very noticable without surgery or bracing. Natural gentle corrections and Hatha yoga produced these wonderful results. If you or your loved ones suffer from scoliosis of the spine, offer yourself a free second opinion and evaluation at Heckard Chiropractic Offices.