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Langley Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is the outcome of a progressive 3D deformation of the spine.

  • Scoliosis affects between 2 and 3% of the population.
  • 8 out of 10 severe cases are young females.
  • Scoliosis begins in childhood or adolescence.
  • In many cases, the real cause of scoliosis remains unknown.

If untreated, most severe scoliotic deformations have mid and long-term consequences on:

Vital functions: respiratory and cardiac pathology
Locomotion: pain and mobility limitation
Aesthetic: hunchbacked aspect and short trunk.

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Scoliosis Questionnaire

At Langley Sports and Rehab, we base our conception of the ideal spine on the exact geometric model of ideal spinal curves as established by the founder of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP), Dr. Donald Harrison, D.C., MSE, PhD., and colleagues. Based on several studies conducted on healthy subjects, this model displays ideal curvature and reflects optimal postural alignment—a crucial factor in overall wellness.

To better understand scoliosis, we first have to take a look at the role of the spine.

The spine is the framework of the trunk that:

  • Supports the head
  • Supports the thoracic cage
  • Supports the upper arms
  • Is embedded in the pelvis, which is supported by the legs.

Its functions are vital because:

  • It protects the spinal cord.
  • It allows proper functioning of the lungs and heart.

Its role in locomotion is to:

  • allow proper body balance.
  • control movement harmony and magnitude.