Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spinal axis has a three-dimensional deviation. It is defined as a spinal curvature of more than 10 degrees to the right or left as the examiner faces the patient, and it may also involve front-to-back spinal deformities as well. Scoliosis can occur in any section of the spine.
What causes scoliosis?
Scoliosis can be the result of a neuromuscular condition like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy or physical trauma. Scoliosis can develop slowly or quickly depending on its cause. It often develops in childhood, and girls have a higher likelihood to develop scoliosis than boys. In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown.
Treatment options for scoliosis
Scoliosis is a life-long condition. There is no cure, but there are many treatment options that can manage the condition, relieve symptoms and prevent it from getting worse.
Conservative treatments for scoliosis may include physical therapy or wearing a brace. Surgery may be an option if the spinal curvature becomes severe.
However, surgery is not the best solution in most cases, and in some situations it may not even be possible.
Left untreated, scoliosis can cause physical deformities. These changes can lead to back, lung and heart problems later in life.
Watch the following video to learn more about scoliosis and what treatment options are available in Germany. Video is in German.
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