Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, where it is bent laterally (from side to side) into an S or C shape. (Normally, the spine goes straight up although it does follow a natural front-to-back curve.) Occasionally, there’s also a horizontal twist or rotation of the spine.
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).
Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.