Scoliosis is a condition where the spine has an abnormal curve. This curve can present itself in a variety of ways. The lack of a proper spinal curve (when looking at the spine from the side) is considered a form of scoliosis, as is the twisting of the spine in any area. However, the most common form of scoliosis involves curves from side to side occurring where the spine should otherwise be straight. Idiopathic scoliosis is the type of the condition that most people have, and it can occur at any age, though it most commonly shows up in early adolescence.

Scoliosis Prevention

Unfortunately, most cases of scoliosis will progressively worse if not managed correctly. There are ways to prevent scoliosis from worsening and to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Since improper spinal alignment is essentially the definition of scoliosis, seeking chiropractic care to optimize spinal health is a great way to prevent this condition. And since most cases occur in young adolescents, the earlier you can get your little ones under chiropractic care, the better. A chiropractor can look out for signs of scoliosis and can proactively adjust your child to encourage proper spinal alignment and optimal overall health.

Can A Chiropractor Fix Scoliosis?

In short, yes, a chiropractor can help the condition. However, it’s important to remember that scoliosis doesn’t technically have a “cure,” as it is a condition that needs to be managed throughout one’s lifetime. With proper chiropractic care and regular adjustments, the abnormal curves in your spine can be improved upon. A chiropractor can gently adjust the spine to decrease muscle tension and encourage proper spinal alignment to reduce the curvature causing scoliosis.

If you or a family member is suffering from scoliosis or if you simply want to prevent the onset of the condition, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.


Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!