Beware of Curved Spine or Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormally curved spinal condition. Most cases of the conditiom occur in children before puberty. Although it is a mild condition, it should be watch carefully. They should do an X-ray in order to know the development.

Adult people with scoliosis, if the spine is getting worse, will feel difficulty breathing and the onset of pain.

Symptoms

You can see the symptoms from changes in appearance on the chest, hips and shoulders, such as:

  • Tilt to one side.
  • One of the shoulders will look higher.
  • One of the weeds looks more prominent.
  • There is a bump on one side of the hip.

The pain experienced also varies, ranging from the pain that spreads from the spine to the legs, hips and hands when walking, to experiencing continuous back pain and difficulty when breathing. There are several complications that may occur, such as:

  • Long-term back pain that is usually experienced by adults who as a child already suffer from the condition of scoliosis.
  • Disorders of the heart and lungs.

Causes

There are several types of scoliosis which are classified according to their causes, namely:

  • Degenerative scoliosis. This cause occurs because of damage to the spine and often occurs in adults with age.
  • Idiopathic scoliosis. In the idiopathic case this time, it happened because of genetic factors.
  • Congenital scoliosis. Congenital causes occur because the spine does not grow normally when the baby is in the womb.

Treatment

Treatment for the conditiom depends on the severity, age, location and gender. Various treatments that can be done are:

  • Giving drugs with the aim of relieving pain.
  • X-ray observations every 6 months to monitor the development of bone arches.
  • Provides a buffer to stop curvature of the spine and is usually given to people with scoliosis of small children who have a curvature of more than 20 degrees.
  • Do surgery, if the above scoliosis treatment doesn’t work and the spinal arch is more than 50 degrees.
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