Anyone can have scoliosis; it is a medical condition which occurs when the vertebrae, those connecting the ribs to the shoulders become misaligned. The usual form of scoliosis idiopathic scoliosis usually develops in children and rarely in women as well as more so in men. However, there are some other factors which can cause scoliosis to develop. A person with scoliosis can have a curved spine, an irregular curvature of the spine, weakness of the abdominal muscles, poor muscle tone and position, a history of back injury and stress or tension in the back. Chiropractic treatment for scoliosis is used to help in correcting the musculoskeletal problems associated with scoliosis and to strengthen the spine muscles.

Chiropractic treatment for scoliosis is based on a theory of curvature/recursion. Scoliosis results from the failure of the musculoskeletal system to provide protection and support to the spinal column and its natural curves. The result is the development of a curve of the spine or a deviation of the spinal column, and this curvature or deviation can be caused by one or more traumatic events, such as an auto-immune disorder, tumor, infection, trauma, or progressive disease process. Chiropractic adjustments help in correcting the underlying issues causing the scoliosis so that the spine returns to a normal state, eliminating the curvature and/or deviation. Chiropractors believe that the development of a nervous system includes both the muscular and the nervous system and the former controls the later.

Chiropractic care is used to help in correction of the various dysfunctions of the body so that the body heals itself through the prevention of further curves or deviations from its natural course of movement. Chiropractic treatments are used in conjunction with manual therapy, braces, traction, and soft-tissue work. The chiropractor will correct spinal curves, which will strengthen the surrounding muscles and encourage proper posture. Chiropractic is one of the most effective methods of treatment for scoliosis and other degenerative disorders, in adults and children alike.