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Common Scoliosis Curve Types  We Treat

Elite Chiropractic, a CLEAR™ Scoliosis Treatment Center types of scoliosis

Common scoliosis curves

Thoracic Curve

Thoracic scoliosis is one of the most commonly seen with idiopathic scoliosis. This type of scoliosis is often associated with the “rib hump” seen in someone’s posture. Often the patient’s center of gravity is shifted to the right making them look out of balance.

ThoracoLumbar Curve

Thoracolumbar scoliosis has noticeable one sided muscular prominence. The posture looks out of balance due to the center of gravity shifting from center line. This can resemble the primary thoracic curve because of the involvement of the rib cage.

Lumbar Curve

Lumbar scoliosis is also quite common in idiopathic scoliosis. Looking at someone’s posture, the center of gravity is often shifted to either side making them look out of balance. Often you will see a high right hip and low left hip associated with this type of scoliosis.

Right Thoracic Left Lumbar (Double Major) Curve

The right thoracic left lumbar curve is referred to as a double major curve and may be the hardest to see. These are sometimes undetectable due to the relative balancing of the spine between the two curves.

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