Scoliosis2018-09-26T16:55:44+00:00

Scoliosis

Scoliosis describes a sideways deviation in the spine. In most cases scoliosis is idiopathic (of unknown origin), although various congenital (from birth) or developmental bony anomalies, neurologic and/or muscular disorders may also be the cause.
As the cause varies, so does the treatment/management approach. In cases where the cause is known, co-treatment and management is often required with other health professionals.

Idiopathic scoliosis is of main significance in children and adolescents, as it can progress in severity. When it is an incidental finding in an adult, and there are no associated symptoms, it is usually of no clinical relevance; one must remember that there will always be a natural scoliosis of where the spine kinks around the heart. Treatment and exercise for obvious biomechanical faults and spinal dysfunction is required if the scoliosis becomes painful.

At all stages, conservative management including exercises to strengthen, stretch and stabilise that addresses any musculoskeletal and biomechanical faults is highly recommended.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis describes a sideways deviation in the spine. In most cases scoliosis is idiopathic (of unknown origin), although various congenital (from birth) or developmental bony anomalies, neurologic and/or muscular disorders may also be the cause.
As the cause varies, so does the treatment/management approach. In cases where the cause is known, co-treatment and management is often required with other health professionals.

Idiopathic scoliosis is of main significance in children and adolescents, as it can progress in severity. When it is an incidental finding in an adult, and there are no associated symptoms, it is usually of no clinical relevance; one must remember that there will always be a natural scoliosis of where the spine kinks around the heart. Treatment and exercise for obvious biomechanical faults and spinal dysfunction is required if the scoliosis becomes painful.

At all stages, conservative management including exercises to strengthen, stretch and stabilise that addresses any musculoskeletal and biomechanical faults is highly recommended.

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