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Scoliosis Care Grand Forks

Physical therapist examining posture of a little girlScoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that’s abnormal. It begins as a distortion of posture, but without the proper treatment, it can become a permanent deformity. Once advanced, it can interfere with the heart, lungs and other vital organs.

The three causes of scoliosis are:

  • Congenital, genetic predisposition
  • Habitual behavior routines
  • Idiopathic (unknown) causes

No matter what the source of scoliosis is, detecting it early can make a world of difference in those who are affected by it.

What to Look For

There are some signs that a parent can watch for when looking for symptoms of scoliosis. If clothing fits poorly, it may be due to one shoulder that is higher or a hip that is lower. Uneven shoe wear can also give you a clue. Leg and back pains can be present, which are often dismissed and thought to be “growing pains.”

Seek Immediate Help

If scoliosis is left untreated, it can worsen. In severe cases, a brace may be prescribed, which can affect your child’s self-esteem and social life. Risky surgery for scoliosis attaches a steel rod that forces the spine to straighten out.

Our natural approach of chiropractic may enhance your child’s spinal function and structure. Muscles that are strengthened and retrained may assist in postural improvements. Contact us today to schedule a visit and discuss what we can do for your child!


Scoliosis Care in Grand Forks | Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center