Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. This usually happens during the growth spurt in individuals which is just before the onset of puberty. Signs and symptoms include uneven shoulders, uneven waist or uneven hip.
HOW IS SCOLIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The doctors usually examine the symptoms through physical tests followed by bone examination and X-rays that detects the intensity of the curve.
HOW IS SCOLIOSIS TREATED?
Treatment of this problem is usually done using braces. Such braces help in aligning the spine to a straighter line. In children below 2 years, doing so helps in faster alignment fixing. There are various surgical procedures used here to like spinal fusion that provides more accurate results.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 80 per cent of Scoliosis cases have no identifiable cause.