Can Chiropractic help Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. There are two types of scoliosis, functional and structural. With functional scoliosis, the body is often compensating for a leg length inequality.  With structural scoliosis,  the bones actually change shape causing the curvature to occur.  Both types can be helped with the chiropractic adjustment.  If the scoliosis is functional, the chiropractor will identify what is causing the compensation and correct that.  If the scoliosis is structural, the chiropractor will maximize the movement of the involved vertebrae and prevent worsening of the condition.  Either way, chiropractic is a safe and effective way to manage scoliosis.