Are you suffering from Scoliosis or Kyphosis?
Scoliosis & Kyphosis
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. The normal shape of a person’s spine includes a concave curve (lordosis) at the top of the shoulder and a curve at the lower back. If your spine is curved from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape, you might have scoliosis.
You can also have a hunched middle back which is called a kyphosis – which may be from excessive slumping when sitting at a desk or even a condition called Scheuermann’s disease. Osteopathic treatment can be very effective at reducing the kyphosis using gentle and safe techniques.
Common Findings Associated with Scoliosis Include:
- One Shoulder is Higher than the Other
- One Shoulder Blade Sticks Out more than the Other
- Uneven Hips/Pelvis and Leg Length
- Back Pain
- Problems Breathing because of the Reduced area in the Chest for Lungs to Expand