Spinal Disorders & Advanced Chiropractic located in McKinney, TX


Scoliosis services offered in McKinney, TX

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine that affects the alignment of the body and posture. Dr. Kyle Knapp, and the team at Kurv O2, PLLC, in McKinney, Texas, provide expert care for scoliosis and other abnormal KURVs of the spine. Dr. Kyle is a second-generation chiropractor who has extensive education and advanced training in diagnostic functional health and medicine. He uses The Pettibon System® for spine and posture correction and muscular development. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about scoliosis care at Kurv O2.

Scoliosis Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis describes a sideways curve in the spine. Your spine has natural curves at the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (lower back) spine. These curves align your body, so your head is positioned over your pelvis, helping maintain body balance and assisting in the distribution of mechanical stress during movement.

With scoliosis, you have a sideways curve that makes it appear as though you’re leaning to one side. In most cases, the cause of the abnormal curvature is unknown. 

Other types of abnormal KURVs of the spine include:


Kyphosis, also called humpback or hunchback, is an outward curve in the cervical or thoracic spine. Poor posture, like slouching and hunching over, is a common cause of kyphosis.


Lordosis is an exaggerated inward curve in the lumbar or cervical spine. The abnormal curvature pushes your posture out of alignment.

What are the symptoms of scoliosis?

Symptoms of scoliosis usually appear as changes in body alignment. You may notice that your shoulders or waist are uneven or that one hip is higher than the other. 

Back pain is also a common symptom of scoliosis. 

What happens during a scoliosis evaluation?

Dr. Kyle and the team conduct an in-depth consultation when you come in for a scoliosis evaluation. They review your medical history and symptoms and perform a physical exam, posture analysis, and functional health assessment.

The team may also take X-rays of your spine. 

Dr. Kyle is a second-generation chiropractor and a United States Army Airborne Infantry veteran. He was medically retired from the military because of injuries involving his spine. Dr. Kyle’s injury inspired him to focus his education and advanced diagnostics on functional health and medicine.

What treatments benefit scoliosis?

For abnormal KURVs of the spine, like scoliosis, Dr. Kyle uses The Pettibon System to direct treatment.

The Pettibon System improves health by emphasizing whole care. It’s the proven system for spine and posture correction. Dr. Kyle and the team at Kurv O2, use the information they gather during your evaluation to determine your diagnosis and the severity of the abnormal spinal curve. 

Treatments may include the use of a spinal decompression machine that accommodates abnormal KURVs to correct. They also perform corrective chiropractic care and posture therapy and recommend the use of at-home tools that improve spine alignment.

Scoliosis, and other abnormal KURVs of the spine, affect health and well-being. For a holistic and functional medicine approach to care, schedule an appointment at Kurv O2, by calling or booking online today.