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Scoliosis is a medical condition, when a person’s spine has a sideways curve. Normally, the shape of a person’s spine includes a curve at the top of the shoulder and a curve at the lower back but if the spine’s curve is S or C shape in nature, then it’s a clear indication that the person has scoliosis. It’s a term used to refer to cases having no definite cause. Only 20% of cases related to scoliosis could be identified by the doctors.
Two different types of scoliosis are:
- Congenital: In this case, spinal deformities become apparent at birth
- Neurological: This is a situation when nerve tends to function in an abnormal manner affecting muscles in the spine.
The symptoms tend to vary depending on the extent of the problem caused by Scoliosis. Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Back Pain
- Spine gets rotated
- Hips seem to become uneven
- One side’s shoulder blade becomes higher than the other
- Breathing problems due to compressed area in the chest.
What Causes Scoliosis?
The main cause behind the problem can’t be determined but doctors tend to identify certain reasons why people might get affected by scoliosis:
- Spinal Injuries
- A group of genetic disorders, termed as muscular dystrophy, which might result in muscle weakness.
- Certain defects at the time of birth, which might affect an infant’s spinal bones.
- A group of nervous system disorders, such as cerebral palsy, which can affect hearing, seeing, learning, thinking and movement
Diagnosis of the problem
When you go to a doctor for check-up, it’s important that the doctor is able to diagnose the problem properly. So, the general norm is to go for a physical examination, either an x-ray, CT scan or MRI. Generally a curve is considered significant if it is greater than 25 to 30 degrees, whereas those exceeding 45 to 50 degrees are termed as severe and require aggressive treatment.
The treatment is meted out once confirmed diagnosis of scoliosis has been done. Some of the treatment options that doctors might consider are as follows:Observation: In some cases, especially among children, a doctor might feel that the curve in the spinal cord is mild and hence do not require any treatment. Adults affected by Scoliosis are usually recommended to go for X-rays once in every five years, till symptoms tend to become worse.
- Bracing: Bracing is a kind of treatment, only applicable for those who have not attained skeletal maturity. If at a growing stage, a child’s curve is between 25 and 40 degrees, a brace is recommended to prevent the curve from progressing further.
- Surgery: A doctor goes for surgery to attain two primary goals – to stop the curve from getting worse and to lessen spinal deformity.
Hence, we have discussed about the problem of Scoliosis by looking at its different types, symptoms, causes, ways to diagnose this particular medical condition and finally treatment procedures.
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I have operated my lateral numerous epicondile (right hand) 2yrs before and having plate and screw in it and I play sports at professional level. And my hand does not pain. So it important to remove the same. Kind of help I need from you doctor. Thanks
Myself retired personal about 6 months joint pain in my left arm from shoulder to elbow. Blood pressure is normal. Diabetes is normal. I am much in trouble due to pain, so kindly look my matter and told us.
I am 83 male have left knee arthritis, the cartilage totally gone. I couldn't be operated for knee replacement, as I have left aortic aneurysm. I use jiva oil in the morning for a light massage take osteobioflex tablet green lipped mollusca extract and alternate days brufen 400 mg wear knee braces and complete all walking within the house. Carrying on like that. Don't go out much, except for walks inside the complex corridor. Any advice?
I am 20 years old and have a all time pain in my lower part of legs. That's why I can not use heels. What can I do?
Diagnosed with frozen shoulder (left) but have muscle spasms in my left breast. Which is why I saw the doctor. Do they go hand in hand?
Sir, I'm suffering from acute backache since last 40/45 days. Sometimes I'm taking painkiller pills as per the pharmacist's advice but that is of no use to reduce my pain. Pl suggest me proper medication.
Due to toublle i. E narrowing gap in l4 and l5 ihave severe pain in lower part my spinal chord.I am diabetic with crosis, PHTN PROBELMS . WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Pain in my upper shoulder began a month ago and slowly increased. As on date, the shoulder is giving severe pain and unable to move to touch the upper and lower back. Doing exercises but of little help only. PL. Prescribe meds. If any and any other advice.
Mobility for a person is very important, and when you look through, the hip is a very important component to this. It connects the upper and lower parts of the body and helps in movement. It is a ball and socket joint, where the hip bone provides a socket, into which the upper part of the thighbone (femur) sits into, allowing for free movement.
Like any other human organ, the hip also is prone to damage. Be it natural ageing, infection, injury, or diseases, hip movement can be affected, leading to limited movement and increased pain and stiffness. For these people, being able to get back a hip which will allow them to be back on their feet is a boon for sure. It helps in relieving pain and improving mobility, almost giving people a second lease of life.
Reasons for hip replacement:
- With natural ageing, the hip joint can lose its ability to move, due to normal wear and tear of the hip and thigh bones
- Diseases of the hips (infectious or autoimmune) can also lead to hip replacement
- Injury or trauma is another major cause that requires hip replacement
- Joint problems, leading to repeated dislocations
- Tumours of the relevant bones
Understanding the procedure in detail
- The affected bones (whether diseases or worn out) are replaced with a prosthesis which is compatible with the normal body tissue.
- While some materials fuse to the natural bone, others do not and are simply placed as a separate unit
- This is a surgery which requires hospitalisation and stays for up to 5 days depending on patient’s overall health condition
- The entire procedure may take a couple of hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia
- An incision is made through the side of the hip
- Both the hip and the thigh joints are prepared, diseased tissue removed, re-shaped, etc. to make way for the prosthesis
- The prosthesis is introduced through the same incision and positioned into place
- As noted earlier, there are two types. The ones which fuse to the bone have pores in them into which normal bone eventually grows.
- The other variety is the cemented version, and a glue is used to keep it in place
- Most doctors now use a combination, that is cement a porous prosthesis, into which bone will grow, and the incisions are closed
- The patient stays in the hospital for 1 to 4 days depending on overall health
- Once discharged, infection and pain control are continued
- Exercise and physiotherapy play a major role in restoring normal function
- Weight management is also very important