Escoliose

escoliose

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents. While scoliosis can occur in people with conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most childhood scoliosis is unknown.

What is encompass scoliosis?

Encompasses scoliosis that is secondary to neurological or muscular diseases. Includes scoliosis associated with cerebral palsy, spinal cord trauma, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and spina bifida. This type of scoliosis generally progresses more rapidly than idiopathic scoliosis and often requires surgical treatment.

What is early-onset scoliosis and how serious is it?

Congenital and idiopathic scoliosis that develops before the age of 10 is referred to as early-onset scoliosis. Progressive idiopathic early-onset scoliosis can be a life-threatening condition with negative effects on pulmonary function.

What is de novo scoliosis?

As bones start to become weaker and the ligaments and discs located in the spine become worn as a result of age-related changes, the spine begins to curve. The word de novo is associated with this form of scoliosis as it means new, referring to the occurrence of the condition during later life.

What is adult scoliosis?

What is adult scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine (backbone). There is a natural, forward-and-backward curve to the spine. With scoliosis, the spine rotates and develops a side-to-side curve. Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as 100 degrees or more. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and don’t need treatment.

What does a scoliosis look like from the back?

Viewed from behind though, the spine should appear as a straight line from the base of the neck to the tailbone. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents.

What is scoliosis and can it be cured?

Scoliosis is where the spine twists and curves to the side. It can affect people of any age, from babies to adults, but most often starts in children aged 10 to 15. Scoliosis can improve with treatment, but it is not usually a sign of anything serious and treatment is not always needed if its mild.

Can a child with scoliosis live a normal life?

Children and teens with scoliosis have an abnormal S-shaped or C-shaped curve of the spine. The curve can happen on either side of the spine and in different places in the spine. With treatment, observation, and follow-up with the doctor, most children and teens with scoliosis have normal, active lives.

What is early onset scoliosis?

Early onset scoliosis is the abnormal, side-to-side curve of spine in children under 5 years old. There is no known cause for a young child to develop scoliosis at this age. It generally affects boys more often than girls. There are multiple causes for scoliosis at a very young age including:

What happens if scoliosis is not treated?

Early Onset Scoliosis (Infantile Scoliosis) Untreated early onset scoliosis can lead to very severe deformities and respiratory compromise. The long-term outcomes for patients with early onset scoliosis have improved a great deal in the past 10 years with various treatment options including casting, bracing and surgery.

What is adult scoliosis?

What is adult scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine (backbone). There is a natural, forward-and-backward curve to the spine. With scoliosis, the spine rotates and develops a side-to-side curve. Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as 100 degrees or more. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and don’t need treatment.

What is the treatment for early onset scoliosis?

Treatment for early onset scoliosis is based on: How much longer your child will continue to grow. The Crawford Spine Center treats every type of early onset scoliosis. We offer surgical and non-surgical approaches. Many of the minimally invasive techniques we offer were created by our doctors using the latest technology.

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