Scoliosis Relief in Fargo

dad with baby on backScoliosis, an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, initially manifests as a postural distortion. However, if left untreated, scoliosis can progress into a permanent deformity.

There are three primary causes of scoliosis: congenital (resulting from genetic predisposition), habitual (caused by behavioral routines), and idiopathic (with an unknown cause).

Are There Visible Signs?

Parents may observe that their child has one shoulder higher or a hip lower, which can lead to ill-fitting clothing. Uneven shoe wear could also serve as a clue. Children with scoliosis might experience back and leg pains, often dismissed as typical “growing pains.”

Is Waiting the Right Approach?

Allowing scoliosis to progress without intervention can frequently worsen the condition. In severe cases, a child may require a cumbersome or unsightly brace, or even surgery involving the attachment of steel rods to straighten the spine.

Natural Approach

At Fargo Moorhead Chiropractic and Wellness we use specific manual chiropractic adjustments to address scoliosis. These may help improve the spine’s structure and function. Because an adjustment may also help strengthen and retrain muscles, your child’s posture may improve.

We love seeing everyone, children and adults, and encourage starting treatment as early as possible. If you think you or your child may have scoliosis, we recommend coming in, so we can provide an evaluation and determine if we think we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t a certain amount of sideways curvature considered normal?

No, any type of sideways curvature is abnormal. From the back, the spine should appear straight. When a person has scoliosis, there are typically two curves: a primary curve in one direction and a compensatory curve in the other direction.

When does scoliosis require care?

Experts disagree on when scoliosis needs to be addressed. Most recommend surgery only when the spinal curvature is at or beyond 40 degrees. For small curves (those between 10-25 degrees), care is not considered necessary.

What is the process like?

We do a consultation and X-rays and determine the best course of treatment for the patient.

A Patient Success Story

One of our patients had severe mid-back discomfort that disrupted her work as a nurse. She found it hard to lift and transfer patients, and her back would get very tight and tense throughout the day. We identified her scoliosis during our exam and X-rays, and formulated a game plan specific for her.

After a few weeks of treatments, she was in tears because she never thought she could feel as good as she did. The patient was happier at home and at work, because her back no longer bugged her. Her curve improved drastically from the start to finish of her care plan.

Book an Appointment

If you suspect scoliosis, we are here to help. Call our practice today to schedule an appointment!



Scoliosis Relief Fargo ND | (701) 850-8089