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Scoliosis is a fusion of the spine. This causes one or two bends with a twist. This can cause a bulge in the back because the ribs rotate with the spine. The medical term for this bulge is gibbus.
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Common Scoliosis symptoms
- Movement restriction
- Respiratory complaints
- (Chronic) pain complaints
How is Scoliosis diagnosed
The diagnosis is made by a specialist orthopaedist. If you notice that your child has a crooked back or uneven shoulders, it is wise to make an appointment with the general practitioner. He can arrange for a referral to an orthopaedist. The orthopedist will examine the back and make an X-ray. On this X-ray, he/she can see how bad the twisting (Cobb’s angle) is and if there is scoliosis.
Exercise Therapy for Scoliosis
Observation: The orthopaedist regularly checks scoliosis by means of a back examination and possible X-rays.
Exercise therapy: Special exercises are prescribed to improve posture, strength, mobility, and breathing.
Brace treatment: The curvature is corrected with a corset.
Surgery: During this procedure, the spine is corrected and fixed with screws and rods.
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