Pediatric Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine is abnormally curved sideways or rotates. Pediatric Scoliosis can be a mild or a severe condition. Children with mild Scoliosis may only require frequent monitoring. Symptoms of pediatric scoliosis are:
• Uneven shoulders
• Constant leaning to one side
• Uneven leg length
• Prominent shoulder blade or blades
• Uneven waist
• Elevated hips
HOW IS PEDIATRIC SCOLIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A Pediatric/General Physician diagnoses Pediatric Scoliosis by performing a physical examination and X-ray of the spine.
HOW IS PEDIATRIC SCOLIOSIS TREATED?
Usually the first attempt is to treat the problem with exercises and physiotherapy. Specialised massages are also given. However, depending in the acuteness of the condition, the patient may require surgery to repair the rotation or shifting of the spine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Growing up with Pediatric Scoliosis can be difficult. The exact cause of PCOS is still unknown.