Scoliosis – curvature of the spine


Scoliosis (scoliosis) is a sideways curvature of the spine that often occurs during the growth spurt just before adolescence. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of the majority of scoliosis is unknown. About 3% of teens suffer from scoliosis. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some spinal deformities continue to get worse as the child grows. Severe curvature of the spine can be impaired. Severe curvature of the spine can reduce the amount of space inside the chest; This makes it difficult for the lungs to function properly. Children with mild scoliosis are monitored closely, usually with x-rays. This is to see if the curve is getting worse or not. In many cases, no treatment is needed. Some children may need to wear orthoses to stop the curve from deteriorating. Other children may need surgery to keep the level of scoliosis from getting worse, and to single out severe cases of scoliosis.

if you have Unequal shoulders One shoulder blade is more protruding or protruding than the other Uneven means One hip higher than the other If the scoliosis curve gets worse, the spine will rotate or twist, in addition to curving from side to side. This causes the ribs to protrude more on one side of the body than on the other side.  So you may risk of having Scoliosis


When to visit the doctor

Go back to the doctor if you notice signs or symptoms of scoliosis in your child. However, mild curves may occur without the parents or child knowing because they appear gradually and usually do not cause pain. Sometimes, teachers, friends, and exercise peers first notice a child’s scoliosis.  the reasons Doctors don’t know what causes the most common type of scoliosis – although it appears to involve genetic factors because the disorder tends to run in certain families. Less common types of scoliosis may be caused by Neuromuscular conditions, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy Birth defects that affect bone growth in the spine Injury or infection in the spine

But in some cases, scoliosis may become very dangerous and lead your kid  situation with some  risk  and complications  for further details keep reading the article