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Scoliosis | Live Well Chiropractic

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is the term for the sideways curvature of the spine. It can occur at any age, but tends to start in children and teenagers. Scoliosis can get better without any treatment, but can also get worse with time. People with scoliosis may need to see their doctor regularly to check on its progress.

Scoliosis Symptoms

Types of Scoliosis?

Idiopathic scoliosis is scoliosis without a known cause. In as many as 80% of cases, doctors don’t find the exact reason for a curved spine.


What Are The Signs and Symptoms Of Scoliosis?

Because scoliosis can occur gradually and may not be accompanied by any immediate pain, it can be difficult to spot.

If you have scoliosis, you might lean a little when you stand. You could also have:

  • A visible curve in your back
  • Shoulders, a waist, or hips that look uneven
  • One shoulder blade that looks bigger
  • Ribs that stick out farther on one side of your body than the other

In addition to visible symptoms, scoliosis may lead to:

  • Low back pain
  • Back stiffness
  • Pain and numbness in your legs (from pinched nerves)
  • Fatigue due to muscle strain
  • Breathing difficulty due to upper spine curve

When is Treatment Necessary for a Scoliosis?

Treatment of scoliosis is dependent on a few factors:

  • Sex: Females are more likely than males to have scoliosis that gradually gets worse.
  • Severity of the curve: The type and severity of the curve may affect how it progresses. S-shaped curves are typical in those with idiopathic scoliosis, whereas C-shaped curves are more common among those with neuromuscular scoliosis.
  • Curve position: A curve in the center part of the spine is more likely to get worse than a curve in the lower or upper section.
  • Bone maturity: The risk of worsening is lower if the person’s bones have stopped growing. Braces are more effective while the bones are still growing

What are the Treatment Options?


If a person has moderate scoliosis, and the bones are still growing, the doctor may recommend a brace. The brace will prevent further curvature and with the correct bracing can help to reduce the size of the curvature.

The person will usually need to wear the brace all the time, even at night. Its effectiveness tends to correlate with the number of hours per day that the person wears the brace.

The brace does not generally restrict what the person can do. If they wish to take part in physical activity, they can take the brace off.

When the bones stop growing, a brace is no longer necessary.

Chiropractic treatment

A chiropractor can help to relieve the pain and discomfort of scoliosis.

Chiropractors manipulate the spine and provide alternative treatments. Realigning the spine will promote curve stability and Spinal mobility in a scoliosis. Chiropractic treatment can improve the quality of life for a person with scoliosis.r

However be sure to visit a well trained and certified Chiropractor as receiving chiropractic treatment from a nonspecialist can make symptoms worse.


Various exercises may help with scoliosis, and experts propose a range of strategies. However, they all aim to realign the spine, rib cage, shoulders, and pelvis to achieve a typical posture.

The authors of an article also states that there is growing evidence to suggest that exercises can help treat scoliosis.


In severe cases, scoliosis can progress over time. In these cases, a doctor may recommend spinal fusion. This surgery reduces the curvature of the spine and prevents scoliosis from getting worse.

  • Rod displacement: A rod may move from its correct position, making further surgery necessary.
  • Pseudarthrosis: This refers to when the bones of the spine do not fuse. It may be painful and can lead to a failure of the rods because all metal will fail with exposure to continued stress.
  • Infection: Antibiotics can treat postsurgery infections.
  • Nerve damage: Damage can occur to the nerves of the spine, causing issues that range from moderate, such as leg numbness, to severe, such as a loss of lower body function.


How Can Chiropractic Help?

With curves less than 40 degrees, and for any patients where skeletal growth has stopped, chiropractic care may be used to address any bio-mechanical faults such as differences in leg length or pronation (where the leg rolls in or rolls out when you walk).

Chiropractic adjustment is designed to improve movement and posture which can help prevent further curvature progression. Chiropractic care may also reduce back pain that many adults with Scoliosis experience. When the curve is greater than 40 degrees and the young person is still growing, referral for back bracing or traction with our unique CBP equipment is recommended.


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Vinod Morè
Visits to Livewell Chiropractor SengKang helped me to reduce chronic back and shoulder pain with back posture readjustment together with given home exercise. Dr Chaw Siew Wei expertise to focus on aching points helped to relax tense shoulder.
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winnie lee
I suffered from back pains for quite awhile now and have been visiting Dr Jessie for the past few months. Since then, my condition has improved, no longer have frequent back pains. Highly recommend Dr Jessie, friendly, engaging and professional!
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Hong Hui Teo
I had suffer lower back slip disc at my L4 bone for 13 years. Way back, i had went to hospital for MRI scan, refer to bone specialist and even tried TCM but non of them work well. Time and money spend in the past but the aching/pain just cannot resolve hence at one point of time i had already given up the hope for my slip disc and have the mind set to just live with the pain forever. Recently, happen to saw Chiropractic Ads in my facebook so i decided to give it a try. Did some research online and found LiveWell Sengkang so decided to give it a last tried. Dr Siew Wei was my chiropractor. After 2 session with Dr Siew Wei, realize my back was not as ache as before and surprisingly my body movement had improved as previously due to the aching/pain my body movement when straightening my back is like having this one to two sec pain/aching lag time whenever i bend down and up to do thing. Somehow, Chiropractic improve my body movement and daily lifestyle so I decided to sign up for a 20 session with Dr Siew Wei to continue maintaining my back ache. Overall, i feel the time and money spend is really worth here as I can really see the result here after 2 session with Dr Siew Wei.
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Dr Jessie assessment was accurate as per what XRay shows. Her chiropractic skill was amicable and was engaging throughout the process..kudos!
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I had an ankle surgery 6 months ago and with a scoliosis, it definitely affected my walking during rehabilitation. And I also suffered from severe back pain. with proper exercises, stretching and Chiropractic treatment with Dr. Jessie. I definitely feel a huge improvement on my walking and there’s lesser back pain. Dr. Jessie is a very well versed Chiropractor, she is also very friendly and tends to every patient with different specific treatment. I had chiro treatment done few years back and this is definitely a better clinic! Also I would like to thank the counter staff for always being flexible with my timing.
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Daniel Ng
Made an appt after feeling stiff necks and shoulders. Attended to by Dr Kenney. Recommended to do an x-ray and realised I have cervical neck. Now midway to the treatment and feeling much better. Even the chest tightness I used to have, is also better now (yes, chest tightness or pain can be caused by chiropractic issues). Definitely recommend - most of time, the appt are punctual and treatments are fast.
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I highly recommend Live Well Chiropractic for their exceptional chiropractic treatment. My doctor, Dr. Kenney Truong is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. He has demonstrated an impressive level of expertise and provided effective and timely treatment - successfully addressing both symptoms and root causes of pain. Patient education and empowerment are prioritized, and the clinic has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Overall, my experience has resulted in significant pain relief and improved well-being.
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My experience with Livewell has been great! Dr kenney always manage to help me alleviate the pain around my problematic areas. Their prices are reasonable too.
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Zi Jie Tham (M字秃Uncle的中年危机)
Dr Kenney is very professional and patient. He will check with you any pain and adjust treatment accordingly. There is no pain for doing chiropractic unlike surgery. Though it will take some times to improve body condition progressively.

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