Some of the physical symptoms of scoliosis that can be determined without an X-ray are the following:
- One shoulder is higher than the other
- One side of the rib cage is higher than the other
- One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
- The waist is uneven
- The body tilts to one side
- One hip is higher than the other
- One leg is shorter than the other
Many other types of back pain are unrelated to scoliosis, even when it is present. A thorough examination and X-ray may be required to determine the real problem.
Scoliosis is most often treated by chiropractors. Several studies have revealed that manual therapy like Chiropractic Treatment is the most commonly chosen therapy to cure scoliosis. Chiropractors were the most common alternative therapy providers for both children and adult patients. According to the 2005 Job Analysis of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), patients aged 17 years and younger (the prime age for diagnosing scoliosis) comprise 18.2% of a chiropractor’s practice. Another research published by Humphries reported that 91% of Swiss chiropractors treated children ages 6–17 years old. Both studies indicated that Chiropractic Treatment is an effective and often-chosen cure for scoliosis.