Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that typically arises just prior to the growth spurt seen in puberty. While Scoliosis could be incited by conditions like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, the reason for the majority of Scoliosis cases is mysterious. But you’re in luck! With a proactive treatment plan, chiropractors in Urbandale are able to treat and prevent scoliosis.


Around three percent of adolescents are believed to be suffering from Scoliosis and the condition affects women more than men.

The majority of Scoliosis cases are moderate; however, a few spine abnormalities can continue to increase in intensity as the person grows. Intense Scoliosis could be disabling. A particularly drastic spinal curve could decrease the amount of space inside the chest, making it extremely tough for the lungs to function appropriately.

Children who have Scoliosis are observed closely, typically with X-rays, to see if the curve is getting more severe. In most cases, no treatment is required. A small percentage of children with scoliosis could have to wear a brace in order to prevent the curve from deteriorating. Others might require surgery to prevent the Scoliosis from declining and to straighten intense cases of Scoliosis.

Chiropractic care has been shown to be beneficial in treating scoliosis.


Symptoms and signs of Scoliosis might include:

  • 1 hip higher than the other.
  • Uneven waist.
  • Uneven shoulders.
  • More prominent ribs on one side of the back.

In case a scoliosis curve starts to deteriorate, the spine will automatically start twisting or rotating, other than curving side to side. This compels the ribs on the distinct side of the body to stick out far away as compared to the other side.


Chiropractors are trained to look for the presence of scoliosis during an initial examination with every new patient. However, moderate curvature of the spine can be formed in children without the child or the parent realizing it. Because scoliosis becomes visible quite slowly it typically doesn’t cause pain until a friend, family member, or teacher notices the signs of scoliosis.

If you prefer a non-invasive method of treatment then chiropractic is a route you should consider. Chiropractic care for scoliosis can prevent, slow, and stop the progression of the condition with a gentle, conservative approach.

Do not hesitate to contact us at Meier Family Chiropractic in Urbandale with any questions you may have. We are here to help!