Scoliosis is what we describe as the spine curves towards one side. If you have an “S” or a “C” curve on your spine, you might have a scoliosis. It can be functional, structural or idiopathic. Functional scoliosis means that there is a leg length discrepancy and corrects with heel lift or when one bends towards the convex side. Next, structural scoliosis is related to the vertebral bone deformities and does not correct with posture changes. Idiopathic scoliosis, from the name of it, the cause is mostly unknown and tends to run in the family line. Some believes that carrying heavy backpacks or sleeping sideways may have caused scoliosis, but that is not true!
Scoliosis can be diagnosed through physical examinations, X-rays and using the Cobb method to measure the curve. It is considered as positive is the curve is greater than 10˚. It is considered significant if the curve is greater than 30˚ and more than that is considered severe.
There are few types of common curves:
In a more serious case:
At Lakeside Chiropractic, our experienced chiropractors can help you by mobilising your spine to reduce restriction in your spine to ease some of the pain, allowing you to engage in your daily activities easier. Lakeside chiropractic is located in Joondalup in Perth’s north and has visitors from many different suburbs including, Padbury, Kinross, Mindarie, Sorrento, Iluka, Carramar, Currambine, Tapping, Pearsall, Hocking and Woodvale. HICAPS Facilities available on site for major private health insurers (NIB, HCF, HBF, AHM, HCI and HIF) and also a part of the Medibank preferred practitioner and BUPA Members first network. If you would like to discuss any concerns, have any enquires or wish to book an appointment; feel free to contact one of our friendly staff on 9300 0095 or visit our website at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.