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Scoliosis!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience

Scoliosis 

Treatment of Scoliosis
Homeopathic Treatment of Scoliosis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Scoliosis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Scoliosis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Scoliosis
Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Scoliosis
Other Treatment of Scoliosis
What is Scoliosis
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Causes of Scoliosis
Risk factors of Scoliosis
Complications of Scoliosis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Scoliosis
Precautions & Prevention of Scoliosis
Treatment of Scoliosis 

Homeopathic Treatment of Scoliosis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It can help in prevention and in slowing down progress of condition. It also helps in improving overall health. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Scoliosis are:
Calc
Lyco
Puls
Rhus tox
Ruta
Sepia
Silicea
 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Scoliosis

Acupuncture relieves by improving the energy system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Scoliosis

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and better life management. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Scoliosis

If your child’s bones are still growing, your doctor may recommend a brace. It usually prevents further progression of the curve.

Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis

Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis is called spinal fusion. Surgeons connect two or more of the bones in the spine (vertebrae) together, so they can’t move independently. Pieces of bone or a bone-like material are placed between the vertebrae. Metal rods, hooks, screws or wires typically hold that part of the spine straight and still while the old and new bone material fuses together.

 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Scoliosis

Eat sources of vitamin D such as cereal, saltwater fish and eggs
Eat calcium-rich foods such as Broccoli and orange juice
Eat dark leafy vegetables
 

What is Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. It occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Uneven shoulders
one shoulder or hip that looks higher than the other
One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
waistline is flat on one side
 

Causes of Scoliosis

Hereditary factors
Neuromuscular conditions, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
Birth defects affecting the development of the bones of the spine
Injuries to or infections of the spine
 

Risk factors of Scoliosis

Family history
Between the ages of 9 and 15 years
Being a girl
 

Complications of Scoliosis

Lung and heart damage
Chronic back pain
Self-conscious about their appearance 
 

Diagnosis of Scoliosis

Diagnosis of Scoliosis involves the following tests:

Medical history
Physical exam
Neurological exam
X-rays
MRI and CT scan
Bone scan
 

Precautions & Prevention of Scoliosis

General exercise or participating in sports may have the benefit of improving overall health and well-being.

 

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