What Is Scoliosis Treatment?
Scoliosis is a lateral or sideways curve of the spine in one or more places. Scoliosis most frequently diagnosed in children and teenagers. Scoliosis can sometimes be hereditary, it may also can be the result of a past trauma. That’s why adults may also be diagnosed with scoliosis. This type of scoliosis is called adult scoliosis.
The children who has a curve higher than 45 to 50 degrees and adults with any curve beyond 20 to 25 degrees are recommended to get Scoliosis treatment before it gets worse. Scoliosis, if not treated may affect the heart and lung functions and may increase the cosmetic deformity in the back.
There are three proven ways to treat scoliosis — observation, bracing, and surgery. According to the severity of the scoliosis and the child’s physical maturity the doctor will consider which treatment method needed.
Children who have very mild curves usually don’t need any treatment at all but they have to be kept under observation. There are some factors that effects the decision such as maturity, gender and spinal curve is whether moderate or severe. Your doctor will examine these factors before deciding to use bracing or offer surgery.
What Are The Symptoms Of Scoliosis In Kids?
Scoliosis in kids usually appears when a child is between 8 and 10 years old. The symptoms of scoliosis differs from child to child. In some cases scoliosis gives no sign but there are some obvious symptoms that needs to be pay attention.
- The hight of shoulders, compared to each other one might be higher or lower than the other.
- The head might look uncentered with the rest of the body.
- The hip might be in different position; compared to each other one might be higher or sticked out than the other.
- The ribs might look pushed out or the two sides of the back might look unbalanced
- When standing straight the arms might not hang down straight next to the body.
These symptoms might get worse as the children grow up so it is important to visit a doctor for examination and to get further information.
What Are The Symptoms Of Scoliosis In Adults?
Scoliosis in adults might seen in two ways; one is the existing scoliosis got worser as the individuals grow up and the other is form of scoliosis that starts in adulthood.
Back pain is the first sign of scoliosis in adults. Besides back pain, the obvious symptoms that needs to be pay attention are;
- Unbalanced shoulders and/or hips; compared to each other one might be higher or sticked out than the other.
- The existence of a bump in the lower back;
- Back pain is not a sufficient data to diagnose scoliosis applies pressure on nearby nerves there will be numbness, weakness, or pain in the legs and might cause trouble in walking,
- The individuals might experience trouble in standing up straight,
- Decline in quality of life as the individuals feels tired,
- As the scoliosis causes bone and joint damage, bony bumps in the joints of the spine might be seen.
If you have one or more symptoms listed above our caring team experts are here to help you with your scoliosis related health concerns…
Why Travel To The Turkey For Scoliosis Treatment?
People travel from all over the world to receive scoliosis treatment from Turkish therapists. Due to the developed health care system of Turkey, and it’s strategic location as it bridges Asia to Europe, most of the individuals who gets the treatment are coming from abroad.
What Makes Turkey Worth The Journey?
Turkey offers chartered physiotherapists and consultants specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments for scoliosis and other spinal conditions.
Scoliosis surgery is pretty expensive procedure. In US the average cost of scoliosis surgery is around $140,000 to $175,000. It is mostly the same amount of budget when you ask to get your surgery in UK. But in Turkey, as the value of Turkish lira is lower than dollar, pound or euro, you can get the best treatment to affordable prices, including hotel stayings, transfers…
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