Updated: Oct 6
The best treatment for Scoliosis in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Scoliosis is a type of spinal curvature. When scoliosis develops, the spine bends sideways and rotates along its vertical axis. Not all spinal curvatures are considered as scoliosis. Only spinal curvatures that are more than 20° are classified as scoliosis.
There are various physical signs that can be seen in an individual with scoliosis. These include:
One shoulder being higher than the other
A prominent ribcage
Visibly curved spine
There are two major types of scoliosis, structural scoliosis and functional scoliosis.
In the first type, structural scoliosis, there are defects on the spine itself. This type of scoliosis is typically the result of a malformation of the sacrum, lower back (lumbar) or upper back (thoracic) spinal vertebrae.
In the second type, functional scoliosis, there is a spinal curvature due to problems such as joint misalignment, disc protrusion, leg length difference, or muscle spasms caused by pain. These can cause an individual to lean on one side, creating the appearance of scoliosis. Once the underlying cause of pain is corrected, the spinal curvature will return to normal.
In general, females are more susceptible to scoliosis. Scoliosis will be more likely to progress if it develops during the growth spurt which occurs around age 9-15.
Scoliosis has become a global problem. The number of scoliosis patients has increased each year. There were more than 28 million individuals suffering from scoliosis in the year 2015. It is expected that by the year 2033, there will be 32 million scoliosis patients.
There are various complications if scoliosis is not treated early. In severe scoliosis, the rib cage may compress the heart or lung making it hard for these organs to function effectively. Untreated scoliosis may also cause back pain and leg and buttocks pain in adults, due to nerve compression.
The progression of scoliosis can be prevented by seeking your local Chiropractor. As Chiropractors, we have no idea how many scoliosis cases we could have prevented or dramatically improved because so many of these patients fail to seek Chiropractic care during the most critical stage of development of scoliosis, before puberty. It is during this time that scoliosis is most correctable, or at least most manageable.
Prevention is better than cure! So, why not start now?
To all parents out there, do bring your child for spinal screening.