Scoliosis is curvature of spine, a condition commonly seen in many people.
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine becomes laterally curved. It is a fairly common condition, known to affect almost 2-3% of population. If the angle of curvature is small, it goes unnoticed and does not cause any ill effects at the time. Curvature can range from mild to severe – giving the spine a characteristic “S” shape. The mild forms do not cause much harm except asymmetry in the body. But the severe forms have serious health effects such as pain, breathing problems and disability
- Scoliosis is a very common form of spinal abnormality.
- It is more commonly seen at young age between 8-14.
- It is a condition seen more in young girls than young boys.
- If left untreated, the curvature can increase and affect normal functioning of internal organs like lungs, heart etc.
- It left untreated it can cause visible deformity, physical and psychological issues
- Treatments are well known and well established for more than 70 years
- Early detection and choice of correct therapy can help in avoiding the problems due to scoliosis
- Schroth therapy for scoliosis correction is practiced in many countries including Germany, UK, USA and Australia.
- Spinal curvature can be reduced without surgery with Schroth therapy and use of corrective brace
- With proper treatment patient can have a completely healthy and normal life.
- If you stand in front of a mirror is your one shoulder lower than other?
- If you are sleeping on back do you feel that only one part of your back is touching the bed
- If you bend forward, is one part of your back showing a hump?
- Is your waist more curved on one side than the other?
- Are you unable to rotate your torso (part between waist and shoulders) equally on both sides
- Is your one leg shorter than the other?
- Is your back humped or excessively curved at young age?
- Are you unable to sit cross-legged without any trouble?
If you have answered yes to any one or more of these questions, visit our clinic for proper check up of your spine.Contact
It is our aim to increase awareness about scoliosis, reach out to wider society to help in detection of scoliosis at early stage and correction of spinal curvature in a non-invasive manner.
We are trying to
- Raise awareness about scoliosis causes and symptoms
- Help in detection of scoliosis at early age
- Conduct trainings and medical check-ups for scoliosis in schools
- Treatment of scoliosis in a non-invasive manner – using physiotherapy and brace
- Provide counselling, guidance and support for living with scoliosis
- Provide psychosocial support and counselling for patients and families
- Conduct research regarding scoliosis and its treatment in India
1. What are the causes of scoliosis?
Most of the curvatures, especially those in young age, are without any obvious cause, and therefore are known as Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis. Various other forms are also seen and they could be because of congenital abnormality, age related degeneration, muscular weakness etc.
2. What are my choices if I have scoliosis?
If you have scoliosis, please discuss with your doctor regarding appropriate treatment for the spinal curvature. Physiotherapy and use of brace are non-invasive methods. Surgery is invasive method of treatment. The choice can be made depending on various factors such angle of curvature, age, related problems, response to therapy etc.
3. How long does it take to cure scoliosis?
The duration of treatment varies with each patient and depends on various factors. Early detection, young age and overall good health help in better correction. Some exercises need to be done regularly to avoid recurrence of curve after treatment.
4. What are the other spinal problems that lead to curved spine?
Kyphosis, Scoliosis and Lordosis are the three main forms of spinal curvatures.