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Transcript of Scoliosis
By: Adalia and Laryssa
Scoliosis is a condition, resulting in an abnormal curve of the spine.
Fact # 1
Scoliosis is not, in fact a disease, but rather a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways curve of the spine.
Fact # 4
Scoliosis is often thought of as a birth defect, but can also be caused by injury or a disease as well.
Who Does it Affect?
Scoliosis can affect people of all ages. But it mostly appears in girls, 10 years or older.
Symptoms and Signs
Shoulders and rib cage at a different height.
Head is not centered above the pelvis
Appearance of a raised hip
An uneven waist
Changes in look or texture of skin overlaying the spine (dimples, hairy patches, colour changes).
Entire body leaned to one side.
Is it Curable?
Scoliosis is not curable. But depending on the severity of the curve and the risk for it getting worse, scoliosis can be treated with bracing, or surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons are often consulted if surgery is needed.
Fact # 3
Scoliosis is a very interesting condition because there is currently no known cure.
Fact # 2
There are some cases where the curve continues to grow, even though a brace is worn.
The symptoms and signs can include,