|Curvature of the spine (scoliosis) is commonly due to a functional leg length inequality (FLLI) that the tilts the pelvis and causes the spine to curve in response to this tilting. FLLI is a result of overpronation of the feet. Therefore, custom Chiropractic Orthotics can balance the foot function, which then balances the leg length, which balances the pelvis and allows the spine to balance and decrease the curvature.
Scoliosis is a condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side. The spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C", rather than a straight line. This curvature is rarely due to a genetic change or a disease process. It is commonly due to biomechanical faults in the foot and lower legs. Often it is due to either an anatomical or functional difference in the leg length. If it is an anatomical difference, where one leg is actually shorter than the other, then the use of lifts, braces and exercise can treat the problem. When the underlying problem is a functional, this is due to foot dysfunction, and custom orthotics are required to balance the foot and therefore balance the leg length and the spinal curves.