WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS?

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine move out the position and curved from side to side, shaped like an “s” or “c”, and the spine may also be rotated.

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HOW IS SCOLIOSIS DIAGNOSED?

A “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. A x-ray of the full spine able to read the degree of the scoliosis.

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WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy can be a caused of scoliosis but most causes of the scoliosis is unknown.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS?

Treatments include monitoring with regular medical check up to look for
worsening of the curvature, bracing to help moderate cases and surgery
may be necessary for the severe cases.