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Treatment for Scoliosis

Scoliosis tends to develop gradually. Before a sideways curve or rotation in the spine is visible,

the following subtle signs may be noticeable:

What are the signs and symptoms of scoliosis?

Scoliosis tends to develop gradually. Before a sideways curve or rotation in the spine is visible,
the following subtle signs may be noticeable:

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A prominent shoulder blade,

or uneven shoulders

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One hip appears higher,

or more prominent

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Uneven posture

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Ill-fitting clothes

With more severe sideways curvatures, the bones of the spine (vertebrae) become twisted and can pull the ribs round with them, which may cause a lump to form on the person’s back or the back to appear rounded. 

The spine can curve to the left or the right and different parts of the spine may be affected. A sideways curve in the lower spine is called ‘lumbar’ scoliosis. When the chest area is affected, it is called ‘thoracic’ scoliosis. A large thoracic curve can affect how well the lungs work.

There may be one sideways curvature, giving a ‘C’ shaped appearance, or a double curvature, which may give the spine an ‘S’ shape when viewed from behind. A double curvature may be less noticeable as the two curves may appear to cancel each other out.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

is by far the most common type, affecting as many as 4 out of 100 children 1 between the ages of 10 and18.

Early onset scoliosis

when a curve in the spine appears between birth and age 10 (or before puberty) is also usually idiopathic.

Congenital scoliosis

is typically due to a spinal abnormality in the development of the spine before birth. It is relatively rare, affecting only 1 in 10,000 new-borns.

Neuromuscular scoliosis

develops secondary to a neurological or muscular disease, such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. This type of scoliosis tends to progress more rapidly.

Syndromic scoliosis

develops secondary to a syndrome, such as connective tissue disorders (Marfan’s and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), Rett’s syndrome and Beale’s syndrome.

Degenerative scoliosis,

also called adult-onset scoliosis, or de novo scoliosis, develops later in life due to uneven degeneration of the joints and discs in the spine, leading to a sideways curvature.

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