By Jared Fortier
How does Scoliosis effect the body?
The spinal cord is the primary receiver of the effects from this condition. The spine, or backbone, is made up of 24 vertebrae that protect and support the spine. Scoliosis can damage these vertebrae, making the spine weak.
How does Scoliosis arise?
Statistics on Scoliosis
How is this Scoliosis diagnosed?
How can Scoliosis be treated?
The type of treatment that can be given can be rather wearing a back brace, needing surgery or just none at all. Doctors decide what is needed by measuring the Cobb angle of the spine. If the angle is between 10 to 15 degrees than nothing needs to be done. If the curve is between 20 and 40, than a back brace will usually be suggested to stop the curving. If the curve is 40 to 50 degrees than surgery is recommended. The surgery is called Spinal Fusion. The surgery causes some of the bones inside the spine to become one to make the spine no longer curve.
Prognosis of Scoliosis
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