The detailed story
Around 3% of the people suffer from scoliosis and it most commonly occurs between the ages of ten and twenty. Girls are, typically, more severly affected than boys.
The cause of the problem in most cases is unknown, but believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Additionally, other causes include congenital spine deformities (present at birth) and neuromuscular peoblems, inherited or conditions caused by environment, limb length inequality and tumors.
Symptoms & pain
Mild scoliosis does not typically cause problems while severe cases can interfere with breathing. Pain is typically absent.
Its symptoms include constipation due to tightened organs from curvature.
Pain in back, shoulders, neck and buttock and at the nearest bottom of the back.
Nerve pinching of the legs
Slow nerve action, and lung and heart problems in severe cases.
Diagnosis & the next step
The initial step when this issue is reported is to examine and determine if there is an underlying cause behind the deformity. Following the basic examination, an X-ray is conducted for a detailed examination. Depending upon the severity of the condition, the next course of action includes observation, bracing and surgery.
The outcry against the surgery
The technological advancements in the medical field have made it possible to cure many incurable diseases. But, today the medical industry, or some section of it, has become a money making industry and thus, on many instances patients are rushed into surgery or advanced treatment even when it is unnecessary. In the case of scoliosis too, the increasing number of surgery failure has resulted in a an outcry against such practices. Prolonged back pain after scoliosis surgery is the most common side-effect associated with it.
Alternative treatment methods
Due to rising concerns many people are turning towards non surgical scoliosis treatment. With time these methods have become quite popular among the masses due to their successful track record. Alternative treatment methods include extensive physical therapy, power yoga and chiropractic therapy. With no post treatment complications, it is the safest way to treat scoliosis and fix the long existing troubles.Top Searches - Trending Searches - New Articles - Top Articles - Trending Articles - Featured Articles - Top Members
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