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COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE Scoliosis

Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is among the orthopedic conditions having a “C” or “S” shaped curve in the spine. According to studies, it gets serious in serious if the shape is unstable in some people. Scoliosis is most common in the later phases of childhood or the early teenage years when an individual grows. The condition is known to be more common in women than in males. It is not always noticeable but some people with his condition might observe unevenness in their shoulder or hip because of the spine curve.

Scoliosis types

Different types of scoliosis are there that includes: 

  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Early onset of scoliosis
  • Adolescent scoliosis 
  • Degenerative scoliosis 
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis 
  • Scheuermann’s kyphosis scoliosis . 

When to see a doctor ?

Scoliosis is often noticeable, but the symptoms of scoliosis might vary depending on the age of a person. Here are some of the symptoms indicating when to see a doctor:

Symptoms in Adolescents

Scoliosis usually affects children who are of 10-18 years of age and might experience certain warning symptoms of scoliosis such as:

  • Ribs are of different heights on each side 
  • Head feels off-center 
  • Unevenness in the hip shape 
  • The height of one shoulder is different from other 
  • Uneven legs appearance

Symptoms in infants

The symptoms in infants are:

  • Chest bulges can be observed 
  • When lying consistently, the infant's body is curved to one side
  • Heart and lungs problems leading to shortness of breath and chest pain
  • Body curved to one side when lying consistently

What are the options for scoliosis treatment?

The options for treatment depend on the curvature extent and the patient’s age. Usually, there are recommended ways for scoliosis treatment. Here are these approaches: 

Non-surgical interventions

  • Bracing: A brace is recommended when the curvature is moderate and the patient is still developing. It averts the growth of curvature further.
  • Physical therapy and exercises: There are special exercises and physical therapy recommended for flexibility, posture, and strength. 
  •  Specialized exercises and physical therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, and posture. While these treatments won't correct the curvature, they can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with scoliosis.
  • Surgical interventions: Surgery is recommended when the curvature is serious and non-surgical options are not working well. The main aim of scoliosis surgery is to straighten and stabilize the spine. Various surgical techniques are there, but most of them involve using screws, rods, metal rods, hooks, or wires for curvature correction. The doctor might also involve the use of bone grafts for facilitating the fusion of the vertebrae that are affected by scoliosis.

Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital for scoliosis treatment?

Rukmani Birla Hospital, Jaipur is among the eminent multi-special hospitals operating in the city for decades. The hospital has integrated the most amazing and experienced doctors including other staff members. We ensure dedicating ourselves to offering exceptional and satisfactory patient care. The primary objective behind the inception of this hospital is to make healthcare services available to everyone at an affordable cost including the finest treatment. So, if you are looking for scoliosis treatment, then get in touch with our most skilled and highly talented healthcare professionals at RBH.

FAQs

Is scoliosis curable?

There is no cure for scoliosis. It is known as a progressive condition that might get worse with time. 

Can scoliosis be cured without surgery?

In certain cases, surgery might be required when non-surgical interventions are not working well. 

Is scoliosis genetic?

No, scoliosis is not a hereditary condition. 

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