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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a fusion of the spine. This causes one or two bends with a twist. This can cause a bulge in the back because the ribs rotate with the spine. The medical term for this bulge is gibbus.

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Common Scoliosis symptoms

  • Movement restriction
  • Respiratory complaints
  • (Chronic) pain complaints
  • Fatigue

How is Scoliosis diagnosed

The diagnosis is made by a specialist orthopaedist. If you notice that your child has a crooked back or uneven shoulders, it is wise to make an appointment with the general practitioner. He can arrange for a referral to an orthopaedist. The orthopedist will examine the back and make an X-ray. On this X-ray, he/she can see how bad the twisting (Cobb’s angle) is and if there is scoliosis.

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Treatment options for Scoliosis

The orthopaedist and you yourself determine which treatment is suitable and what you have confidence in. The aim of the treatment of scoliosis is to stop further fusion in the back.

Exercise Therapy for Scoliosis

Observation: The orthopedist regularly checks scoliosis by means of a back examination and possible X-rays.

Exercise therapy: Special exercises are prescribed to improve posture, strength, mobility, and breathing.

Brace treatment: The curvature is corrected with a corset.

Surgery: During this procedure, the spine is corrected and fixed with screws and rods.

Scoliosis, unfortunately, does not go away by itself. Scoliosis can even worsen while you are still growing. It is therefore important to diagnose the disorder at the earliest possible stage.

Patient Experiences

David has treated more than a thousand people with Scoliosis in more than 25 countries over the last 30 years. Read the patient experiences on our blog page.

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