What Causes Scoliosis in Adolescents

Has your child recently been diagnosed with scoliosis and you didn’t get the answers you were looking for?

At Align Therapy we have seen thousands of teenagers and even more parents come into our clinic with questions and concerns regarding scoliosis.

That’s why we have created this blog to address the most common questions and give you the information you deserve to improve your child’s lifestyle!

Why wait for the condition to develop?

Get a head start right now and limited the symptoms of scoliosis today!

What is Scoliosis?

Firstly it is important to understand what is scoliosis.

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can affect people of all ages but usually develops during the adolescent years.

Most commonly, scoliosis is diagnosed in the form of a C-shaped curve or an S-shaped curve. However, more serious cases can cause vertebrae to twist and rotate. This results in pain and potential breathing problems. In severe cases, scoliosis can lead to permanent spinal deformity.

For many teenagers, this condition can be embarrassing and cause anxiety, especially during school time. It is important to understand that scoliosis is a complex condition, but it can be treated, especially if recognized early on.

The Common Causes of Scoliosis in Adolescents

1 – Genetic Predisposition

Researchers have found that scoliosis tends to run in families, indicating a genetic component in its development.

This suggests that if a close relative, such as a parent or sibling, has scoliosis, your chances of developing the condition are higher compared to someone without a family history of scoliosis.

2 – Repetitive Motions

Repetitive motions in sports and other activities can have an impact on the spine, particularly in teenagers who are predisposed to or already have scoliosis.

Activities like gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and golf, all place continuous stress on the spine.

This is particularly true during growth spurts when the spine is more vulnerable to structural changes.

3 – Previous Injury

Injuries to the spine and or muscles can lead to changes in the alignment and stability of your spine.

For example, a vertebral fracture or dislocation caused by a car accident may result in structural damage to the spine, which could cause or worsen scoliosis.

Does your child have a history of spinal injury? If so, you should reach out to our team for a personalized treatment plan. This ensures the best possible recovery and prevent complications in the future.

To learn more, arrange a free telephone consultation NOW. 

4 – Misalignment

Misalignment or poor posture can contribute to the development of scoliosis over time.

Poor posture, such as slouching, leaning to one side, or carrying heavy loads on one shoulder, can place uneven stress on the spine.

Carrying a heavy back to school everyday for example can cause structural changes and result in misalignment of the spine

Taking The Next Step

Deciding on the next step can be a difficult decision as a parent. Especially when you are rushed through the doctors office and with little to no answers and told to wait it out.

Our clinic has learnt from previous experience that most doctors suggest waiting to see how the spine will develop.

However, experts suggest taking action early on is the best way to combat scoliosis in later life.


You’re not the only one!

At our clinic, we focus on children and teens, just like your kid, who have scoliosis. Our aim is to get your child back to experiencing freedom and fun that makes any adolescents life.

Being a teenage is hard enough without the complications of scoliosis.

Learn About Proven Treatment Methods By Speaking To Our Scoliosis Experts

You may think scoliosis is unfixable but you’d be wrong!

All of the causes mentioned about can be treated and it is important to understand that scoliosis does not have to be a life-long condition.

To get started there is nothing better than our Free Scoliosis Assessment.

This way you can ensure a better quality of life for your loved one. Remember that no two cases are alike and it is important to work closely with a physical therapist throughout the treatment process.

Call us on (801) 980-0860 or click HERE to arrange your Free Scoliosis Assessment.

Coming into the clinic can be a worrying experience for a teenager.

To help, you can arrange a Free Telephone Consultation with one of our scoliosis experts.

Unlike other medical professionals you’ve encountered in the past, you’ll be given an opportunity to share your story, make you feel heard, and provide you with 1-1 advice.

All from the comfort of your own home, we know how difficult it can be to get a teenage up and out for an appointment!

To learn more about the signs your child may be suffering with scoliosis, you can start by downloading our Free Expert Report – 7 Signs Your Child Has More Than Just Bad Posture.

Simply Click Here To Download Your Free Scoliosis Report

More Expert Advice To Ease Your Scoliosis Pain Quickly

Read our blog – Child With Scoliosis Heres How To Advocate For Them

Listen to our podcast, The Scoliosis Experience Podcast, where you can learn more about all things scoliosis including surgery, bracing, support, treatment and much more.

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Who We Help At Align Therapy

At Align Therapy, we understand that every single person’s problem is unique, which is why our first step is to get a deep understanding of what is happening to your body, and how it is effecting your life so we can create a plan that focuses on YOU and your goals.
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David Butler

Align Therapy

"We help people with scoliosis and spine problems avoid surgery, reduce pain, and improve posture even if you have been told to wait and see if it gets worse."
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