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Physical therapy and scoliosis

Our anatomical or upright position can be maintained because our spine is straight. However, when we bend our spine downwards it bends in the opposite direction. This is known as scoliosis. It can lead to many postures and health problems. Our spine is S- or C-shaped in scoliosis.

Causes

It’s a condition that occurs in the early years of life, most often when a child is 7 years old. The most common causes of Scoliosis are

  • Cerebral palsy refers to a group disease in which a person is unable to talk, move, learn, or hear.
  • Muscular dystrophy refers to a group disease that affects all muscles, from head to foot. As a result, the muscles in the body weaken over time.
  • Childhood spinal injuries
  • Spina bifida is another birth defect.
  • Spinal disorders
  • Wear and tear on cartilage

Signs

This is not only a disease that affects our poster, but it also has many effects on the body, such as

  • The shoulders are not to each other
  • Do not lift your lower back.
  • One hip is higher than the other
  • Leg weakness and numbness
  • It is impossible to keep an upright position
  • The Waist is not the same as the hips
  • Courtesy height
  • Trouble walking, shortness of breath

Types

There are two types scoliosis

One is congenital, in which the spine has been affected by birth

Neurological conditions can affect the muscles of your spine.

What can physical therapy do?

Scoliosis can be treated with no medication. Physical therapy and surgical treatment of the spine are the only options. A soft brace is the most common treatment for scoliosis. It is worn around the patient’s back for between 13 and 16 hours. Physical therapy includes stretching and yoga, which strengthens the muscles of the back and restores the spine to its normal position. Physical therapists use schroth exercises to improve posture, pain, and teach patients how to maintain their spine position in normal activities. These exercises target specific muscles in the back and leg, and help to maintain an upright posture. Scoliosis can only be treated with extensive physical therapy or surgery. However, in most cases, physical therapy can be done well and patients are cured for life.