Scoliosis is a common spinal condition affecting about 7 million people in the U.S. Find out who is at risk, and signs you should watch for in your child.
Your doctor may have recommended that your child wear a back brace. Take your physician’s advice seriously; if left untreated, scoliosis can lead to permanent deformity, disc damage and neurological damage.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More
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A new study has found that for many children with the spinal deformity scoliosis, wearing a back brace may significantly improve their condition — even helping to avoid the need for surgery. Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that can occur in children from 10 years old through maturity. It is one of the most … Read More