The sideways curvature of spine which occur during growth before puberty. It can also be caused by cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. It is a rare condition which affect the adolescent child. Severe curvature cause disability and reduce the space in chest cavity due to which lungs function affected.


Following are the signs and symptoms of scoliosis:Scoliosis Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Uneven waist
  • One hip higher than other
  • Uneven shoulder
  • One shoulder appears more prominent than other

The exact cause of this condition is unknown but following condition may be associated with it:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Traumatic injury
  • Birth defect
  • Infections

After taking detailed history about signs and symptom your doctor will recommend the following tests:

  • Imaging test like x-ray to check the extend of disease
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to check the spine
  • Blood test to rule out the other causes

The aim of treatment is to prevent the complication and stop the progression of disease, treatment options include:

  • Braces help to reduce the bone growth and reduce the progression of disease
  • Surgical procedure involved fusion of two vertebrae to prevent the spinal curve and reduce the progression of disease
Lifestyle and home remedies
  • Do exercise daily
  • Stay hydrated
  • Sit on chair during work
  • Participate in sport activities
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