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  • Idiopathic Scoliosis Research Paper

    Scoliosis is a spinal deformity which affects more than four million people in the United States alone. Scoliosis causes the spine to rotate and curve. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a type of scoliosis with no known cause found in people over the age of ten. When patients reach skeletal maturity, they have instead idiopathic scoliosis as they are no longer adolescent. As adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has no known cause, it is the most scientifically important type. Without knowing a cause, doctors cannot be expected to know how to prevent it and to cure it without correctional surgery. Possible causes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, treatment options, and the effects AIS has on patients will be discussed. Causes for some types of scoliosis include congenital changes, neuropathic or myopathic changes, or degenerative spondylitis. The cause of most types of scoliosis is unknown and therefore patients are diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis (Asher & Burton, 2006). Researchers have been theorizing possible causes for AIS. Machida (1999) found that platelet calmodulin in patients that are skeletally immature with progressive curves are higher than patients with stable curves. Another theory is melatonin levels. Adolescent patients with progressive curves have lower melatonin levels at night than those of their counterparts with stable curves. Machida also states that there may a genetic factor as well, which is shown in patients that are twins with similar curve…

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  • Kyphosis Research Paper

    Kyphosis, also known as a round back or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. Kyphosis can occur at any age, it's most common in older women, it often occurs after osteoporosis (weakens bones) weakens spinal bones to the point that they crack and compress kyphosis are seen in infants or teens due to malformation of the spine or wedging of the spinal bones over time. Kyphosis occurs when the vertebrae in the upper back become more wedge-shaped.…

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  • Mythoracic Kyphosis Case Study

    The patient has a sitting posture with a posterior pelvic tilt. He has an excessive thoracic kyphosis in sitting and no lumbar lordosis. He sits with his knee extended on the left side, and his ankles inverted with weight resting on the distal to the lateral malleolus on his right foot. On the left foot, his weight is distributed mainly on his calcaneus. The standing posture consisted of a forward head posture with an increased thoracic kyphosis. The patient spent most of his time on the…

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  • OT 626, A Case Study: A Comparison Of Two Older Adults

    has very few limitations that contribute to the aging process that hinder his participation in life’s activities. Due to H.W.’s progressive cervical kyphosis he is restricted in over the head activities. His balance and reaction time are also affected by his posture. This has potential to be a safety issue because H.W. lives alone. The OTPF reflects these limitations in terms of body structures and functions that may contribute to H.W.’s limitations. They are as follows: visual and vestibular…

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  • Causes Of Osteoporosis

    The pain symptoms can range from minor tenderness to unbearable pain. One of the most noticeable symptoms of osteoporosis is a “stooped back”. A “stooped back” is created from fractures in the spine resulting in the loss of height. The “stooped back" is known as kyphosis or dowager’s hump. Kyphosis can cause back and neck pain and even affect breathing due to extra pressure on the airway. Osteoporosis is caused by many factors, some of which are under our control and some that aren’t. As we…

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  • Osteoporosis Case Study

    poor health, and history of falling (Bethel, 2014). According to Nayak at the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (2011), “individuals with osteoporosis risk factors are female sex, lower body weight, height loss and history of trauma or fracture were more likely to be diagnosed and treated than individuals without these risk factors” (p.1965) This bone disease can also be secondary to cushing’s disease or hyperthyroidism (Judith, 2010). Symptoms of Osteoporosis are neck and low…

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  • Muck John Spargo's The Bitter Cry Of The Children

    habited in the right side of the country, you were considered a hard-working factory worker.The majority of these kids were unhealthy, monotonous, and not incapable to continue on. In 1900’s, over 1.7 million children under the age of 16 works outside their homes. For many years, children had been suffering until the Reformers established the National Child Labor Committee. Not until the 1906, Muck John Spargo 1906 book, called the “The Bitter Cry of the Children”, In his book, he stated that…

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  • Informative Essay On Endoscopic Surgery

    the quality of life for the patient. A minimally invasive surgery can be termed as an endoscopic procedure that utilizes specialized cameras and instruments which can be introduced into the body through small incisions (usually less than 2 cm). As far as spinal surgeries are concerned, these incisions are typically made in the in the back, abdomen, or chest. Endoscopic approach in terms of techniques has been around for decades but these techniques were predominantly used for diagnostics. Late…

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  • Ectopia Cordis Research Paper

    cause of Ectopia Cordis is when at least part or the whole sternum of the baby fails to develop completely or normally ( instead of closing it stay’s completely open causing the heart to go through). It usually happens very early in the pregnancy. It is considered a random abnormality. Doctors have other theories that may have caused it like: chromosomal abnormalities, intrauterine drug exposure, and rupture of the fetal membranes (chorion) or yolk sac. Damage to the amniotic sac may also be a…

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  • Charcot Marie-Tooth Disease Research Paper

    that the males have moderate to severe cases compared to females having mild to moderate cases. Dejerine Sottas Syndrome (DDS) or CMT 3 is described as early onset and severe case. Early childhood and usually before the year of three. Has both autosomal dominant and recessive pattern. This is a very severe neuropathy, with similar symptoms of CMT 1 and 2. As time goes on this disease will progress much worse with the loss of sensation, curving of the spine and at times mild hearing loss.…

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