- WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS?
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Last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 11:19 am
According to health experts, scoliosis affects between 2% and 3% of the American population. That is about 6-9 million people! Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine and there are many different forms. Scoliosis’s cause and the patient’s age are the most common way of categorizing the condition.
Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 06:26 am
If you’re living with or have been recently diagnosed with scoliosis, performing your own scoliosis research may not be on the top of your to-do list. Instead, your diagnosis has most likely prompted a wide variety of emotions and raised endless questions.
Will I live with constant pain?
How can I get more information?
What does this mean for my child or my family?
Will this condition ever go away?
Does this mean back surgery?
What can I do?
Last updated on January 19th, 2022 at 08:27 am
The most noticeable “symptom” of scoliosis is the curvature of the spine. However, the whole body must be considered when treating the scoliosis condition. In fact, scoliosis affects several parts of the body including the ribs, lungs, and causes shortness of breath.
“Scoliosis is going to crush her lungs!” is the great fear of every mother of a child with scoliosis as they stare at an x-ray with the spinal curvature intruding into what appear to be the patient’s lung fields, but can scoliosis affect your breathing?
Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 05:54 am
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), scoliosis affects between 2% and 3% of the American population or about six to nine million people. It is characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine and there are many different forms. The various types of scoliosis are classified by cause and age of onset; the speed and mechanism of progression also play a role in determining the specific type of scoliosis.
Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 05:38 am
A scoliosis diagnosis means different things to different patients.
For some, it means dealing with a minor inconvenience that never quite becomes a real problem — or one that fades away as adulthood approaches. For others, it means chronic back pain and an inhibited range of motion. In extreme cases, it could mean suffering from heart problems or breathing difficulties.
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