What is Scoliosis?

The word scoliosis is derived  from the Greek word scoliosis, which means “crookedness of a body part.” Initially, the word was used to refer to  any abnormal spinal deviation from the midline. For many years, however, it  has been used to describe an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine away from the midline of the patient when observed from the back.

What is Scoliosis?

When it is mostly straight, the spine acts like a column. In patients with normal spines, the hips and shoulders are level, and there is no twisting of the spine when viewed from the back. When it is deformed, however, the spine is  subjected to bending stresses and acts  more like a bending rod or beam  than a column.

In patients with scoliosis, physical distortions involving the chest, hips and shoulders can be seen. Also, scoliosis often causes distortion of the ribs and shoulder blades. This symptom, however, could also be a sign of disease or a result of paralysis.

Common Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis can typically be classified into two major types: functional and structural. Depending upon the exact cause, each type has a number of sub-types but all have a form of scoliosis treatment available.


Functional scoliosis occurs as the result of certain muscles and ligaments shortening and tightening while others have become weak and stretched. During the process, some nerves may have become irritated and stretched while others have been compressed. This causes segments in the spine to twist abnormally, which creates a curvature of the spine. In most cases, this type of scoliosis is caused by the effects that gravitational forces have on tendons, muscles and ligaments.


Structural scoliosis encompasses two major types of spinal curvatures: irreversible spinal curvatures that cause gross changes in the joints of the spine and spinal curves that are the result of tissue damage that may be reversible. In either case, corrective treatment can improve functionality and prevent further abnormal spinal changes.

Alternative Treatment for Scoliosis in Denver

Scoliosis is a disease of the neuro-muscular skeletal system. The Medical “Gold Standard” of treating this condition,  which involves  bracing and surgery, has limited  positive results. In 90% of cases,  the scoliosis patient presents with a standard posture; forward head posture, right head tilt, right high shoulder, left lumbo-dorsal Cobb angle, right thoracic Cobb angle, left posterior and right anterior hips.

Our Denver chiropractic clinic uses breakthrough state of the art CLEAR Institute Scoliosis protocol to treat  your scoliosis. We may have the solution that  you’ve been searching for. Clear Institutes Scoliosis protocols are a medical/chiropractic breakthrough technology with a proven success rate. Clear Institute has patented numerous  types  of therapy  and  rehab equipment that ca  correct scoliosis gently, precisely and safely to decrease in scoliosis Cobb angles.

Scoliosis correction is done by retraining your spinal muscles, ligaments and tendons to function correctly. It starts with a warm up of your spinal joints to get them ready for the corrective spinal treatment and lastly cool down cycle that helps lock in the correction. Unlike bracing and surgery, Clear Institute protocols for scoliosis used in our Denver clinic helps heal your spine and make you a healthier individual.

Many treatments only help reduce pain temporarily. Others only approach scoliosis structurally. In recent studies scoliosis patients who were treated with Clear Institute scoliosis protocols, all patients got better, no patients got worse and the average scoliosis reduction was 62% in 8-10 weeks.

If you or a loved one suffers with Scoliosis, treatments with out CLEAR Institute protocol are safe & effective for most scoliosis patients. Call us today for a  Complimentary Chiropractic  Consultation  and see if our  Denver Chiropractor  will be able to help you.