Scoliosis has been identified as a medical condition in which the spine gets deformed into shape of “S” or “C” rather than in a straight line as it normally should be. One of the many symptoms of this problem is scoliosis pain. This health condition could be classified as:
- Congenital Scoliosis (due to vertebral anomalies at the time of birth)
- Idiopathic Scoliosis (no known cause of occurrence)
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis (consequence of some primary disease like cerebral palsy, physical trauma, spina bifida, etc)
- Chiari Malformation( a brain malformation)
The most common of the all the above is idiopathic scoliosis. It sub-categories are referred to as Infantile Scoliosis (between age birth-3 years), Juvenile Scoliosis (between age 4-9 years), Adolescent Scoliosis (between age 10-18 years), or Adult Scoliosis (above 18 years of age), depending upon the point of life it shows an occurrence.
Babies with problems of absence of vertebrae, vertebrae not forming the way it should and the absence of a normal space between the vertebrae are known to be sufferer of Congenital Scoliosis. This form of scoliosis takes place in the uterus of expecting mother.
Neuromuscular Scoliosis with subtypes, namely, myopathic and neuropathic Scoliosis occurs as a result of some primary disease of brain that requires neurological tests to be sure.
For Scoliosis treatment, people are looking at physiotherapy in order to avoid scoliosis surgery. The most popular method in treatment style for Scoliosis is Schroth Method that documents varying level of success in relieving the symptoms that are associated with the disease including severe scoliosis pain.
What one could do best to deal with the situation is getting acquainted to it with the assistance of scoliosis specialist and rest of the things follow that first step. There are many ways and methods adapted by patients as suggested by the therapist in order to live life as normally as possible. They are part of Scoliosis treatment advised according to the severity of the condition. People can start from Physical Therapy and might left with no other option than scoliosis surgery but surely enough this is the last resort for this problem. If diagnosed earlier, it might not present itself as a difficult problem to overcome.
The options that are available to take this medical condition on recovery path include Physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic therapy, casting, bracing and if nothing goes well, then, surgery. Idiopathic Scoliosis often sees to Spinecor braces to correct the bend of the spine without ant side-effect of wearing it.
Diagnosis of Scoliosis may include Adams Forward Bent Test, Scoliometer, X-rays (front-back and side view), serial radio graphs and MRI scans are performed to understand the level of the severity depending upon age as well.
Trying to ignore Scoliosis may severe the condition and make life more painful as it progresses. So the best is to be aware of this problem and be guided of ways and methods to alleviate it.