The Curve In Your Body That You Won’t Like

Are you familiar about Scoliosis? This is the medical term that indicates that you have a crooked spine. When I was a teenager we had a physical exam and the nurse said that I had a mild Scoliosis, and I need therapy to fix it. Well, at that time I never did worry about my condition because it’s not affecting me, but now that I’m at my late 20’s, I can feel the back pain. They say that Scoliosis appears more to girls than boys, and it’s also hereditary. I know this is true because my mother has it, and I can see it more pronounced on her because she has a thin body.

Causes

This condition is sometimes cause by a birth defect, a bone may be abnormally growing causing the spine to form into a curve. It can also be degenerative: An injury to the spine causing it to collapse, it can be because of a trauma or a previous surgery, or it can be because of a condition called Osteoporosis.

Paralysis and a neuromuscular condition, like Spina bifida and Cerebral palsy may also lead to Scoliosis. And there are times in which the cause is unknown.

Dx and Treatment

Schools are required to do a student screening. Scoliosis is detected by assessing the shoulder blades, if the other is more pronounced, if the shoulders and waists are uneven then it is likely to be Scoliosis, but it can be thoroughly be determined through bone exam.

Treatment for teenagers requires the use of spinal braces. Since their spine is still developing they need something to stop the curving of the spine. This is only a temporary treatment; it can never cure you from Scoliosis.

When the curve gets worse, it is required to undergo surgery; the surgeon will put some metal implants to correct the spine, the procedure will straighten the spine by combining the two vertebrae.
So while you are still young, it is best that you should exercise and practice the correct posture. Scoliosis may also result to bad posture and incorrect lifting without support.

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