Scoliosis

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Scoliosis

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What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that occurs when the spine curves more on one side than the other. It can occur in children, but most cases appear in adolescence.

Scoliosis is common in children and teens. It usually improves as your child gets older. But sometimes it doesn’t go away, and you might need to get treatment.

The most common type of scoliosis is called “idiopathic.” This means that doctors don’t know what causes it. It’s also called juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS).

What are the types of Scoliosis?

There are many types of scoliosis. The most common types are congenital, neuromuscular, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and adult de novo scoliosis.

Congenital scoliosis

Congenital scoliosis is present at birth, although it may not be visible until the child becomes an adolescent. This type of scoliosis can be the result of a genetic defect or a problem with the spine during fetal development.

Neuromuscular scoliosis

Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by damage to the nerve supply to the muscles in one side of the spine. This can occur due to injury, surgery, or tumors that compress nerves.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) occurs in adolescents between 12 and 16 years old and is not associated with any known cause or condition. However, there is some evidence that AIS may be hereditary and may affect girls more than boys.

Adult de novo scoliosis

Adult de novo scoliosis is present in adults who have never had symptoms of spinal curvature before they reach adulthood; this type often comes on suddenly after a traumatic event such as a car accident or fall from a height.

What are the symptoms of Scoliosis?

The symptoms of Scoliosis can vary depending on the severity of the condition.

The most common symptoms include:

  • A curvature of the spine (the spine curves to one side or another)
  •  Back pain, which might be worse when standing up or sitting
  • Pain in your shoulder blade area, hip area, or lower back (these areas may also feel stiff)
  • Neck pain that worsens with movement or when you look down

What are the causes of Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The most common cause is a bone growth disorder called Scheuermann’s disease, which affects teenagers and causes a spinal curve between the ages of 11-16.

Other causes include:

  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Infections such as tuberculosis or meningitis
  • Spinal tumors or cysts
  • Spinal cord injuries

What are the risk factors for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a medical condition where the curvature of your spine causes it to look like an “S” or “C” shape. It can affect anyone, but there are some risk factors that may increase your chances of developing it.

The most common risk factors include:

Genetics – If you have family members with scoliosis, you have a higher chance of developing it as well.

Age – The older you are when you start developing symptoms, the more likely it is that scoliosis will develop.

H2 How to prevent Scoliosis?

There are a few things you can do to help prevent scoliosis.

  1. Be sure to keep your back straight and tall, keeping your shoulders directly over your hips.
  2. Make sure that you’re not carrying anything too heavy for yourself, or too high up on your body. This will put unnecessary strain on your back, which could lead to scoliosis.
  3. Try not to slouch when sitting or standing, as this can aggravate the spine and cause it to curve more quickly than it would otherwise.

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What are the exercises for Scoliosis?

The exercises for Scoliosis are: pelvic tilts, arm and leg raises.

Pelvic Tilts

Pelvic tilts are a good exercise to strengthen the muscles that support your spine and pelvis. They help keep the lumbar spine aligned and relieve pressure on the discs between vertebrae.

Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms at your sides. Squeeze your glutes (the muscles in the buttocks) and press your lower back into the floor. Hold for 5 seconds, relax for 5 seconds, then repeat 10 times.

Arm And Leg Raises

Arm and leg raises strengthen the abdominal muscles, which help stabilize your lower back.

Lift both legs off of the floor as high as you can without bending at the waist or raising your head off of the ground. Hold that position for 5 seconds before returning both legs back to their original position. Repeat 10 times.

What are the treatments for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is curved to the side, either to the right or left. It can be very mild and barely noticeable, or it can be severe and cause a lot of pain. Scoliosis can also lead to breathing problems and other health issues.

The main treatments for scoliosis are:

Bracing

Braces are often used to treat children with mild cases of scoliosis. They help keep the spine straight until an adult has grown and is able to wear a back brace.

Surgery

Surgery is only used in severe cases of scoliosis when the spine has continued to curve after several years of wearing a brace or other treatment options have been tried without success.

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What brace is used for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to one side, usually in an S- or C-shape. It can be present at birth or develop during childhood, but it’s most common in people who are between 10 and 20 years old.

A Boston brace is a type of supportive brace that’s worn on the torso to keep your back from curving further. It can help reduce pain caused by scoliosis, improve your ability to move around and do physical activity, and make it easier for you to sit at school or work.

If you’re considering trying a Boston brace for scoliosis treatment, talk to your doctor first.

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