Scoliosis is a common condition that affects children and teens. In a simple way, scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine. Instead of the spine being straight in the middle of the body, the spine with scoliosis appears as a C or S letter.
The causes of scoliosis in most cases are unknown, and it often arises since childhood, or in a small proportion in adults due to an accident that led to gradual scoliosis or some neuromuscular diseases.
The main symptoms of scoliosis patients:
One shoulder blade is more prominent than the other.
Having one hip higher than the other.
Some symptoms may reach movement problems or pressure on the lungs due to severe bending, and some cases may reach paraplegia.
Scoliosis is detected by clinical examination and x-rays are performed to find out the degree of deviation, and an MRI may also be performed to see if there is any effect on the spinal cord and nerves in and around the spine.
As for the treatment, it is determined based on the age, severity of the curve and the extent of its functional impact on the patient. The treatment for each condition varies accordingly. With regard to treatment methods for scoliosis, they are as follows:
Stents: The method is recommended if the patient is still in the growth stage.
Physical therapy: Physiotherapy sessions are conducted for scoliosis patients in non-advanced cases.
Surgery: This option is usually done for patients who have reached the stage of scoliosis for stability and not to increase the degree of deviation. The back area is fully opened, the curvature of the spine is smoothed and the vertebrae are stabilized with wire and supports on the greatly curved vertebrae.
In our health group, all types of treatments for scoliosis patients are performed under the supervision of highly qualified professionals and experienced surgeons, using the latest technologies.