Scoliosis is the sideways curving of the spine. There are two types of curves: a single curve known as a “C” curve (left image below), or a double curve known as an “S” curve (right image below).
While scoliosis affects both males and females, it appears to be more predominant in females. It is also more common to begin in childhood and adolescence. It can also go undetected for a time as the visual appearance of a persons back may not show any discernible sign to an untrained eye.
Some signs and symptoms of scoliosis may include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other
St Jude’s Clinic believes in a “Cause and Effect” model. Over decades in practice we have come to an understanding of how habits play a significant role in creating a curve.
St Jude’s Clinic has stabilised and reduced curves successfully without bracing, medicine, or surgery. Click on the case studies below to learn more.
OD Scoliosis Case Study