Scoliosis is one of the more severe types of misalignment patterns that might not result in immediate pain, but can result in long term pain.
Scoliosis is defined an abnormal side curvature of the spine when viewed from behind. Signs of scoliosis include:
As with most types of health problems, the earlier we can catch scoliosis the better the outcome.
Catching a spinal distortion like scoliosis at a young enough age can greatly help in complete correction of the misalignment. Many types of scoliosis are reversible if caught early enough and addressed properly.
For difficult cases, the goal may be to stop the misalignment from worsening, and to improve as much function in the spinal region as possible. This can still lead to a major improvement in the person’s health.
Surgery for scoliosis is typically painful, scarring, and unfortunately could result in nerve damage.