Scoliosis is a condition where the spinal axis of a person has 3D deviation. The result may be that in an X – Ray, the spine will be seen in the shape of a ? or S. The different categories into which this fall are
3. Secondary Condition
It can start appearing in infants, juveniles, adolescents or adults. About 65% of scoliosis is due to this.
In this, the condition of the deformity of spine will be present from birth; about 15 % of the Scoliosis is due to this.
The secondary condition will be the result of a primary condition like cerebral palsy, physical trauma etc. About 10 % of the Scoliosis is due to this.
Only at rare cases, scoliosis will have risks and in others it might restrict movement little but not risky. We can identify Scoliosis by the presence of uneven muscular appearance to a side of spine, a prominent rib, length difference or deformities in hips, legs or arms or the reduction in speed of nerve action.
The treatment of Scoliosis depends on the age range. In children and adolescents, the Scoliosis is managed using observation, bracing and surgery. In adults, the treatments are used to relieve pain and treatments include pain killing medication, bracing, exercise and surgery.
The treatment for the idiopathic category of scoliosis depends also on the extent to which the curvature is present, the possibility of further growth of the spine and possibility of progress of risk. The observation method is used on people having mild scoliosis. Mild scoliosis people have a deviation of less than thirty in their spine. The bracing method is used on people having moderately severe scoliosis. Moderately severe scoliosis people have thirty to forty five degree curvature in their spine and this curvature will be growing still. Surgery is used in people having the curvatures that progress in a rapid speed. Bracing might also is effective in such cases.