The simple misalignment of one vertebra is often the first step in the development of a slight bend in the spine. The spine gradually assumes “S” and “C” shaped curvature as the body is compelled to make up for this anomaly over time. Because of a clear malformation of the shoulders and pelvis, scoliosis is often initially detected by parents and kids. Scoliosis cannot be treated by correcting posture, unlike the majority of other spinal diseases.
You should be aware that scoliosis may also affect older persons, even though the majority of instances tend to afflict younger people. Degenerative illnesses like osteoporosis, which affect older individuals, may cause the spine’s bones to lose their typical structure. To guarantee that the head stays level, the body must respond by creating lateral bends in the spine. In such circumstances, serious effects, including as heart and lung issues, may result if the source of the bending is not treated.
The best way to determine if your spine is curved is via an x-ray examination by your chiropractor. However, a number of orthopaedic tests, like the Adams Position Test, may help with the diagnosis. Additionally, chiropractors will assess the hips, shoulders, and legs for length variations that may indicate the onset of scoliosis.