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Chiropractic care for scoliosis is a controversial method of treatment that seems most effective in treating acute, short-term pain. Typical chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be effective in reducing the symptoms, but ineffective in actually reducing the severity of the curve. 


As qualified health professionals, chiropractors can use a range of different treatment procedures, including manipulation, massage, muscle testing etc. Traditionally the focus of chiropractic treatment has been on manipulations called 'adjustments' of the spine. The adjustments help to improve the function for the spine and the nervous system. It is a common misconception that the chiropractic adjustments re-align the spine or bones of the spine. A sound of popping often accompanies the spinal adjustment's but this is believed to be a release of pressure between the joints of the spine and not the sound of the bones "going back into place".

Chiropractor for Scoliosis


Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline that focuses upon the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect the alignment of the muscles and bones of the body

Janzen & Jansen


A variety of specifically targeted conservative and non-surgical treatment protocols for the four main obstacles of managing scoliosis is key. The four main obstacles are Root Cause, Flexibility, Strength and Gravity.

Type of healing and chiropractic

The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique.

Currently just in the USA

CLEAR Scoliosis Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of scoliosis treatment.  For the three phases of the CLEAR Chiropractic Technique please see here.

Whole Body Vibration Therapy

March 15, 2013

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an effective non surgical treatment for Scoliosis. It's a relatively new method of increasing muscle spindle activation during exercise. It has been shown to be helpful in bone remodeling as well as improving exercise efficiency.

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Chiropractors are expertly placed to diagnose scoliosis and in some cases manage scoliosis, depending on the type of scoliosis and its severity. Most chiropractors treating scoliosis will co-manage cases with other health professionals where appropriate. As health professional chiropractors are not limited to chiropractic techniques and may sometimes use physical therapy approaches such a Schroth scoliosis therapy, and in some countries they will be involved in bracing and work as part of a multidisciplinary team. There are many technique systems within chiropractic that differ from the standard approaches taught during chiropractic training. 


If anyone has additional information contradicting the above then we'd love to hear from you.

Whenever you see this image next to an item, it means that one or more of our community have had positive results using the technique.  In addition, we have people within our community who are able to discuss the method in detail should you require.

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