JUST FOUND OUT THAT MY 15 YR OLD SON HAS MILD SCOLIOSIS
Leg length inequality
I just found out that my 15 year old son has mild scoliosis. I had him see his doctor for a school sports physical and the doctor sent him for x-rays after bending him over and looking at his back.
I remember when I went to school, the school nurse used to check for that every year. Obviously the don't do that anymore. Anyway, I went on-line to find some info on scoliosis and found quite a bit of information. But, there is too much information for me to make a judgment call. What is YOUR opinion on chiropractic care for scoliosis??
The first question is: how mild is mild. Ask what the Cobb's angle is.
The second is, does he have any pain at all? None, nothing?
Third, is there scoliosis in the family, or back problems in general?
And fourthly, perhaps the most important, does he have a short leg. Stand behind him, place your hands on the pelvic crests, and see if they are level. This should really be done by a professional, but it may give you an idea. Because an orthotic NOW to correct for a leg length deficiency, may greatly reduce the risk of the scoliosis worsening and lots of problems later.
Every chiropractor treats scoliosis on a daily basis. But if he has a 30 degree plus scoliosis, I recommend you see a chiropractor who specialises in scoliosis.
This next page will explain why scoliosis can be a nightmare, but only rarely is. A lifetime of simple back exercises will save him much grief in the future. http://www.chiropractic-books.com/Leg-Length-Inequality.html
The X-ray above demonstrates how a short leg can cause a mild scoliosis. Can you send me a copy of his photos? If digital, save onto your desktop and then attach the file to this page. Otherwise photograph it with your camera, and do the same. It's vital you get those X-rays, and keep them safe. Otherwise in a year or two they'll be discarded.
I hope this helps.