Scoliosis Treatment Singapore

Scoliosis Treatment Singapore. What is scoliosis? SCOLIOSIS is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side, shaped like an “s” or “c”, and the spine may also be rotator.

Scoliosis often occurs during the growth phase just before puberty. This is usually between the ages of 9 and 15 years but it may also occur to adults.

Those who affected mild scoliosis may use their clothes to cover up the uneven shoulder.

However, those affected severe scoliosis may notice that their clothes do not fit as they did previously or that pant legs are longer on one side than the other.

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Symptoms of Scoliosis

  • Usually not painful
  • Uneven shoulder
  • A rib “hump” or a prominent shoulder blade caused by rotation of the ribcage in thoracic scoliosis can be detected on physical examination. It is more prominent when the patient is bent forward.
  • The waist appears uneven
  • One hip is higher than the other
  • The pants legs are longer on one side than the other
  • The body tilts to one side
  • Difficulty in breathing, chest pain and back pain for severe cases

How is Scoliosis diagnosed?

A special X-ray film called a scoliosis film will confirm the diagnosis.

What are the causes of Scoliosis?

There is no definite cause but most due to developmental problems. Although both boys and girls develop mild scoliosis at about the same rate, girls have a much higher risk of the curve worsening and requiring treatment.

How to prevent Scoliosis?

Regular exercise and a good diet. Scoliosis is more likely to occur to low body weight patients.

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  • Regular check up to look for worsening if the curvatures
  • Bracing to help moderate cases
  • Surgery may be necessary for the severe cases

Preventions

Early detection helps to prevent from getting worse.