Facts about Scoliosis

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  1. 1. Facts About Scoliosis cornwellclinic.com
  2. 2. SCOLIOSIS IS A DISORDER THAT CAUSES THE SPINE OR BACKBONE TO CURVE SIDEWAYS IN AN S OR C SHAPE.
  3. 3. PEOPLE OF ALL AGES CAN HAVE SCOLIOSIS.
  4. 4. THE CAUSE OF SCOLIOSIS IN MOST PEOPLE IS NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN.
  5. 5. SCOLIOSIS IS EITHER CLASSIFIED AS STRUCTURAL, WHICH IS WHEN THE SPINE HAS A FIXED CURVE, AND NON-STRUCTURAL, WHICH IS WHEN THE SPINE HAS ONLY A TEMPORARY CURVE TO IT.
  6. 6. SCOLIOSIS IS DIAGNOSED USING A MEDICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY AS WELL AS PERFORMING A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND A SERIES OF TESTS.
  7. 7. THE TREATMENT FOR SCOLIOSIS VARIES DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF THE PATIENT, THE TYPE OF SCOLIOSIS, THE DEGREE AND PATTERN OF THE CURVE, AND HOW MUCH MORE THE PATIENT IS LIKELY TO GROW.
  8. 8. BRACING IS SOMETIMES NECESSARY TO PREVENT SCOLIOSIS FROM GETTING WORSE.
  9. 9. SURGERY IS ALSO AN OPTION THAT CAN SOMETIMES PREVENT SCOLIOSIS FROM WORSENING. THE PROCEDURE CONSISTS OF FUSING TWO OR MORE BONES TOGETHER IN THE SPINE.
  10. 10. WHILE EXERCISE HAS NOT BEEN SHOWN TO HELP PREVENT SCOLIOSIS FROM GETTING WORSE, IT IS STILL IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WITH THIS CONDITION TO EXERCISE REGULARLY.
  11. 11. RESEARCHERS ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE CAUSES OF SCOLIOSIS BECAUSE NOT MUCH IS KNOWN ABOUT IT.