Scoliosis is an unusual curvature of the spine. While the normal shape of the spine includes a top-of-the-shoulder curve and a lower back curve, but if the spine is curved from side to side, the person is suffering from Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition that can cause severe spinal curving and some of the common signs of Scoliosis include spinal twist, rotating spine, back pain, and uneven hips, among other.
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?
Surgery may not perfectly help in straightening of the spine.