The sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty is known as “scoliosis”. By age 16, approximately 2 to 3 percent of Americans have scoliosis, which is more common in girls than boys. “Idiopathic scoliosis” the most common kind with no identifiable cause) may progress during the growth spurt years, but not usually during adulthood. The six months before and after the onset of puberty is the time of greatest risk of progression of this abnormal spinal curvature. It is when a child’s bones are still growing that it is vitally important to diagnose and treat scoliosis, especially among children whose condition has escaped the notice of parents and school health professionals. Chiropractic is a natural method of healing that stimulates the body’s communication system to work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells , organs, and systems of the body. Chiropractors may use manual adjustment, electrical muscular stimulation or ultrasound or massage. They never use pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery.

P.S. A chiropractic examination can help diagnose scoliosis and often treatment and exercises.

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