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Scoliosis is the lateral or sideway curvature of the spine that forms a letter “C” or “S”. The spine does have curves when viewed from the side, although it should be straight when viewed from the front. Scoliosis is known as an idiopathic disease, as its cause is generally unknown.

Scoliosis is a progressive condition that affects both children and adults, particularly women. It is especially serious for children, as scoliosis quickly progresses as the child grows. Scoliosis can also occur in adults due to advancing age and spinal degeneration, even if without previous history of the condition.

The common effects of scoliosis are pain, muscle weakness, very poor posture, and humped shoulders. In extreme cases, scoliosis can result in lung and heart problems.

Chiropractic care from Jacksonville’s Dr. Nick Baiata can improve the mobility of the spine lessening the wear on the joints.