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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 & Rehabilitation, 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.

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