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Treating Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the sideways (lateral) curvature of the spine that most commonly occurs among adolescent girls. Most girls undergo a growth spurt in the 12 months prior to their first menstrual periods, during which time many curves progress. In the past, scoliosis has been treated with back braces and even surgery. Now, mild and moderate cases are treated with more Conservative means. One conservative option involves the use of orthotics, or heel lifts. These were first used to correct pelvic imbalance at Logan College of Chiropractic. The use of heel lifts relies on the laws of physics to reason that, by leveling the pelvis (which is the foundation of the spine), chiropractors can return the spine to mid-line.

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