Scoliosis is an abnormal structural curving of the bones of the spine. How the bones of the spine line up, one on top of each other, is not straight up and down as it was designed to be. If seen on an x-ray, the bones stack in a kind of side to side wave.
When a spine suffers this kind of twisted curvature, a great deal of stress and abnormal function occurs in the body. The ability of the nervous system to coordinate and control all structures and organs of the body is affected. Worst of all, even the slightest scoliosis tends to progress with time if not corrected. Leaving any scoliosis uncorrected always results in early degeneration of the spinal joints and progressively declining health.
Many people have found that chiropractic is very successful in stopping the increase of curvature seen as scoliosis progresses. Chiropractors also work to reduce the abnormal curvature and even correct the spine back to its healthy 'straight up and down' formation. Once corrected, specific spinal adjustments help support the strength of the spine so that scoliosis will not reoccur.