Scoliosis Care

Scoliosis is a spinal condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, typically in a sideways or "S" or "C" shape. It often develops during the growth spurt just before puberty, but it can also occur in infants or adults.

While the exact causes of scoliosis are not always known, they can include genetic factors, muscle imbalances, neuromuscular conditions, or birth defects.

If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to worsening curvature, chronic pain, respiratory difficulties, reduced mobility, and even heart and lung problems.

At Compassion Chiropractic, we prioritize early detection and intervention. Dr Li, who has extensive experience in treating scoliosis, is well-versed in utilizing special postural X-ray imaging to analyze the specific bone and spinal curvature associated with scoliosis. With scoliosis being one of our doctor's many specialties, you can trust that you are in capable hands. Our expertise in treating scoliosis has helped numerous patients experience relief from pain, improved mobility, and enhanced overall well-being.

Our scoliosis patient's progress X-rays:

Patient with Acute scoliosis

Patient with Congenital scoliosis

Your well-being is our top priority, and we want to highlight the significance of maintenance and follow-up care in maximizing the outcomes of the personalized treatment plan our doctor has developed for you. Even after the initial misalignments are corrected, it is crucial to continue with the maintenance care to ensure the sustained improvements we've achieved together. Your commitment, both mentally and physically, is key to upholding optimal spinal alignment and supporting your long-term health and happiness. We're here to support you every step of the way!

Here are a few common symptoms of scoliosis:

Uneven Shoulders and Hips: Scoliosis can cause the shoulders and hips to become uneven or asymmetrical. This can lead to imbalances in the muscles and joints, potentially affecting organ function by putting pressure on surrounding structures.

Back Pain and Discomfort: Scoliosis often causes back pain and discomfort, which can impact daily activities and overall quality of life. Persistent pain can also lead to decreased mobility and physical limitations, affecting organ function indirectly by limiting movement and exercise.

Breathing Difficulties: Severe scoliosis with significant curvature can restrict lung expansion, leading to breathing difficulties. Reduced lung capacity can impact oxygen intake and circulation, affecting the functioning of vital organs, especially the heart and lungs.

Digestive Issues: Scoliosis can affect the alignment of the spine and ribs, potentially compressing the abdominal organs. This compression may lead to digestive issues such as acid reflux, constipation, and bloating, affecting the normal functioning of the digestive system.

​​​​​​​Cardiovascular Effects: Severe scoliosis can distort the ribcage, compressing the chest cavity and potentially affecting the position and functioning of the heart and blood vessels. This can lead to cardiovascular issues such as decreased cardiac output or reduced blood flow to vital organs.

Don't let scoliosis hold you back – seek treatment without delay. Prompt action is vital in addressing scoliosis effectively. Keep in mind that the impact on organ function can differ based on the severity of the condition. Schedule your complimentary spinal exam and consultation with our experienced team to access the personalized care you require. Count on us to help you effectively manage scoliosis, minimize associated risks, and elevate your overall quality of life.