Scoliosis: What Is It & How Can You Avoid It??

Monday, November 20, 2017

Scoliosis is an ailment connected to the spine in a human body. This is a curvature of spine bone, which causes difficulty for a human while standing, sitting and walking. In Scoliosis, such curve in a spine causes contraction of muscles and other internal organs due to which human body may affect functioning properly. Due to this ailment, the human body posture leans to one side.

What are the causes of Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is not a chronic disease or not associated with any sort of disorder. However, some reasons are mostly idiopathic about 80%, which means this condition of a human body does not occur due to any cause, this way it is known as idiopathic scoliosis. There could be some reasons, according to medical research:

  • Genetic ailment
  • Muscular problems 
  • Limb length inequality 
  • Congenital spine deformities

What are the symptoms of Scoliosis?

This body condition appears when it is severe. The prominent symptoms of this ailment could be:

  • Both shoulders are not postured even and one shoulder blade is more prominent
  • The head and pelvis are not symmetrical 
  • A body is leaning to one side 
  • Uneven position of right and left rib cage 
  • Both hips are not evenly positioned

How do you treat Scoliosis?

Physiotherapists and yoga can help you to treat scoliosis. The effective remedies to cure this condition is doing yoga, Pilates, and other muscular activities under the supervision of an instructor. Why are these activities recommended? These exercises hardly involve tough and hard exertions. As there is hardly cure for it, but can be strengthened by regularly performing these types of exercises. As we talked about mind and body connection, so it is important that your mind is ready to accept such activities so that it performs well.

Pilates is helpful in keeping scoliosis from further progress and growth.

How often do you need to exercise?

A scoliosis curve usually looks a bit like a backward C shape and involves the spine bending sideways to the right. Well, there are no such hard and fast rules for the time to do exercise in Scoliosis. There is no quick remedy for the people suffering from Scoliosis, as each body posture is different and need different care techniques. Once you have started this process, you should stay calm, determined and passionate to strengthen your body. If you will do regular exercise, there is a less chance of further curving of your spine

Treatment choices for idiopathic scoliosis could include:

  • Observation. Typically, the doctors and physiotherapists advice for a scoliosis bend that has not yet achieved 25 degrees. Every quarterly, the doctor takes another X-ray of the spine to check whether the scoliosis is progressing or not.
  • Surgery. if the scoliosis curve keeps on advancing in spite of supporting, surgery could be considered. The most widely recognized surgical alternative for scoliosis today is a back-spinal fusion, which can offer better amendments with fewer fusion levels (preserving more back mobility) depth assessment, please book an examination at our clinic.

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