It is difficult to completely correct scoliosis, but adjustments to the spine are shown to improve if not prevent a worsening curve. Motion is necessary to prevent degeneration to the discs and arthritic pains.
A HEALTHY SPINE:
If spine is healthy:
- The spine forms a straight line from the neck to the hips when seen from the front or the back.
- The head is centered.
- Both shoulders are at the same height.
- Both shoulder blades stick out the same amount.
- Both side of the waist look even.
A SPINE WITH SCOLIOSIS:
When you have scoliosis:
- Your spine curves into a "C" or "S" shape when seen from the back.
- Your head may lean to one side.
- One shoulder may be higher than the other.
- One shoulder blade may stick out more than the other.
- One side of your waist may seem higher or flatter than the other.