I recently received an email from a 16 year-old young woman in Asia, who was first diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of Her parents have put her in multiple types of therapies, including various types of yoga and a CLEAR treatment program , which she traveled to a different country to attend. Unfortunately, she says that none of those therapies have proven to be beneficial for her spiral spine. The Cobb Angle measurement of her thoracic region is 40 degrees and her lumbar is 29 degrees. She also has significant rotation in her ribcage and her left rib pops forward and her right rib pops backwards.
All About Degenerative Scoliosis
Scoliosis Statistics | CLEAR Scoliosis Institute
Scoliosis occurs when a child or an adult develops an abnormal sideways bend in his or her spine. AIS typically emerges between the ages of 10 — 12, when growth spurts in the spine are common. For reasons not fully understood, girls are 10 times more likely to develop AIS than boys. The patient was a year-old female with severe AIS. Physical examination, patient history, and x-rays revealed the following symptoms of scoliosis:. Although these were the signs of scoliosis that were most common in our patient, keep in mind that other individuals with scoliosis may have:.
What is dextroscoliosis?
Scoliosis is diagnosed as one of three types: idiopathic, of unknown origin; congenital scoliosis, in which the bones are asymmetrical at birth and the vertebrae may be partially formed hemivertebra or wedge-shaped; and neuromuscular scoliosis, in which the scoliosis is symptomatic of a systemic condition such as cerebral palsy , muscular dystrophy, or paralysis. While children with idiopathic scoliosis may not experience any pain, parents may see cosmetic signs of the condition, such as a shoulder that appears higher than the other or protruding ribs on one side, owing to a twisting aspect of the spine. Patients with idiopathic scoliosis are further categorized by age: infantile scoliosis, affecting children from birth to three years of age; juvenile scoliosis from 3 to 9 years of age; and adolescent scoliosis, from 10 to18 years of age.
Metrics details. The treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is contingent upon many variables. Simple observation is enough for less serious curvatures, but for very serious cases surgical intervention could be proposed. Between these there is a wide range of different treatments.