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Transcript of Scoliosis
-Define the Topic
-The History of Scoliosis
-How You May Get Scoliosis
-Living with Scoliosis
Table of Contents
What is Scoliosis?
-Spine is curved side to side
-May be a "S" or a "C" shape
-First found in 3500 BC by Hippocrates
-Named by Claudius Galen
-1768, the first back brace was made it was called the "jurymast brace"
-1902 doctors started to insert steel rods
-Thoracic: A curve on the upper spine
-Lumbar: A curve on the lumbar, lower back
-Thoracolumbar: A curve on the middle of the spine
-Double: Two curves on the spine that makes a "S" like shape
How you may get scoliosis
-No known cause
-May get more and more visible over time
-Can be born with it
-3 out of 100 people
-Mostly affects girls
-Uneven hips and sholders
-The spine has a curve to it
-Shoulders and hips will be uneven
-Depending where the curve is located
Living with Scoliosis
-Pain in the back
-Having to go to the doctor to see if it has gotten worse
-A ton of x-rays
-You may have a brace
-Keep an eye on it, no treatment
-Wearing a brace
-Trying to determine cause; may be genetic
-Twins have a higher chance of getting scoliosis - root causes