There is a saying that goes, “If the twig is bent so grows the tree.” It is so true when it comes to scoliosis. Years ago, scoliosis used to be common in girls between the ages of 10-13 years old. There wasn’t a lot of reason as to why that occurred. The bones can be misshapen but other reasons are not really known. It might be that the skeleton has just grown faster than the muscles, ligaments and tendons have stretched. That makes sense. What I have found in the most recent years is that young boys are becoming more prone to getting scoliosis as well. Sometimes, with school checkups it is said that the spine is not that bad. Actually, if something is crooked the best time to get it straightened out is when someone is young. They have a far greater chance of having their spine aligned properly and nice and straight when they are younger rather than when they grow into an adult.
Why would you want to get the scoliosis corrected?
Well, it is not just a vanity standpoint. Did you know that your nervous system, brain and spinal cord, is encased by your skull and your spine? If it’s (spine) crooked, then the nerves that are trying to get out from in between them (bones of the spine) may not be able to flow correctly to the areas that they are getting to. This is not just the neck and back muscles but they are also the organs of your body too. You want to be as aligned as you possibly can be. As straight as you possibly can be in order to function at your greatest potential.
If there is a scoliosis, a spinal screening is assessed and chiropractic adjustments are given to see if that scoliosis can be straightened out or significantly improved so that the body can function at its greatest potential.