How Is Scoliosis Diagnosed?
Scoliosis is often first detected by a visit to the doctor. Often, the doctor will first ask the patient to bend over and touch his or her toes. Then, the doctor will look for an uneven level between the patient’s shoulders, indicating that scoliosis might be present. To confirm this suspicion, the doctor might also order an x-ray to get a better look at the patient’s spine.
What Are the Treatment Options for Scoliosis?
When someone is told that they have scoliosis, this is often followed up with an order for a back brace or even a surgical procedure. However, these aren’t the only treatment options available. A trained chiropractor can also work with a patient to perform a variety of manipulation and adjustment procedures that can shift the spine back into the proper alignment, alleviating many of the painful symptoms associated with scoliosis. This may be able to keep someone out of the operating room.