Physiotherapy for Scoliosis in Noida and Nearby Area
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that can affect people of any age. There are many causes of scoliosis. Some conditions, like cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, are the most common causes of scoliosis. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, and treatment is not always needed in this case. Some serious cases of scoliosis worsen the spine curve and affect children's growth. Scoliosis may affect at anyone at any age.
Causes of Scoliosis
In most cases, the causes of scoliosis are unknown. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. Idiopathic scoliosis cannot be prevented. Less commonly, scoliosis may be caused by
- Neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and spinal bifida.
- Birth defect affecting the development of the spine.
- Injury and infection of the spine.
- Spinal cord abnormalities
Symptoms of Scoliosis
There are many signs that indicate the possibility of scoliosis. If one or more of the following occur, you have to schedule an appointment with the doctor.
- Uneven shoulders
- One hip is higher than the other.
- One side of the rib cage comes out forward.
- Body leaning to one side.
- A visibly curved spine.
- The ribs are sticking out on one side.
Treatment of scoliosis
Treatment of scoliosis depends on your age, the severity of the curve, and whether it's likely to get worse with time. If the spinal curve is mild,
then there is no requirement for treatment. If your doctor observes that your curve is increasing, they will start treatment.
Bracing : Braces are only effective if the child is growing and the curve is between 25 and 40 degrees. Braces may be recommended to prevent the curve from progressing. Brace effectiveness is determined by proper fitting and wear time. It is recommended that the brace be worn for at least 15 to 23 hours a day. Braces successfully stop the progression of curves in 80% of children suffering from scoliosis.
Surgery: Surgery is needed for those children whose curve is greater than 40 degrees or whose curve is not prevented by braces. Surgery can be done using an anterior approach (through the front) or a posterior approach (through the back), depending on the particular case.
How physiotherapy can help with scoliosis?
Scoliosis can be managed with physiotherapy treatment. A physiotherapist will correct your excessive spinal curvature and focus on strengthening your muscles. Physiotherapy can help reduce your pain. Our physiotherapists will recommend specific exercises depending on whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe case of scoliosis.