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    Scoliosis is an irregular curvature of the spine. Everyone’s spine has curves in order to maneuver their body. Without a spine, there’s no way you could walk nor run. However, the average human does not think that 3 out every 100 people spines have an additional curvature. Despite scoliosis can be prompted by the disorder of Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy, Scoliosis case is unknown and painless. Scoliosis can be C-shaped (one curve) or S-shaped (two curves). Scoliosis can take place in Infantile birth to three years of age. Juvenile between four and nine years of age. Adolescent between 10 years and when growth is complete. Adults can have residuals of childhood scoliosis or have degenerative scoliosis. Scoliosis can be treated but not cured. In order for scoliosis to be treated, decisions have to be made. The skeletal maturity of the patient and the degree of the spine curve. The reasons for scoliosis are unknown, unless the cases include spinal cord injury, family history of scoliosis, inadequate formation of spinal bones during birth, or a neurological disorder. For example, Orthopediatrics states that a specific cause of scoliosis is unknown or idiopathic. Idiopathic scoliosis…

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    Scoliosis is an ailment that affects the spine. The article “Assessment and Treatment of Scoliosis” focuses on three main questions. How should the GP assess a child with scoliosis? What is the natural history of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? What is likely to happen to patients referred to orthopedic surgeons (Assessment, 2002)? After learning about the causes, history, and about referrals to orthopedic surgeons the article focuses on treatment options. The next step of the article is…

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    Worried, she took me to an orthopedic specialist and I was then diagnosed with scoliosis. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder, and according to scoliosis specialists, it is “the most common spinal deformity among adolescents” (Pialasse and Simoneau 131). More than 7 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis, 80% of them being idiopathic (“Scoliosis” para.1). Since ancient times, scoliosis has been researched and developed with various types of curvatures and…

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    Scoliosis Scoliosis is a pathology in which the spine has an abnormal curvature. The vertebrae column has two natural curvatures. First, there is a lordosis in which the spine a slight bend in the posterior direction located in the cervical portion of the vertebrae column. The second curvature the spinal column has is known as a kyphosis, in which the thoracic portion of the spine bends slight anteriorly. Scoliosis is evident when a person has excess curvature of the spine in a lateral…

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    Scoliosis Research Paper

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    Scoliosis is a disease that attacks the muscles and ligaments of the spinal column, causing a sideways twisting and rotation of the spine, ribs, and pelvis. Scoliosis has side effects to the spine in most cases making it into a S kind of shape. There are many different causes of scoliosis but 80 percent of the cases of it are unknown. Neuromuscular conditions, these are conditions that affect the nerves and muscles. In some cases where patients cannot sit up right or even walk straight causing…

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    Scoliosis Research Paper

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    Scoliosis is an abnormal, excessive, C-shaped lateral curvature of the spine (Turley). Scoliosis is not a disease but a term used to describe any spine curvature. This curvature is only visible from the back view and curves on a coronal plane; if looking that the spine from the side it should still appear with a natural and completely healthy curve. There are three major ways in which the spine can curve. First, is called levoscoliosis, this is a single curve to the left making the shape of the…

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    Non Structural Scoliosis

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    Scoliosis is a condition where a child has a curve to their spine, with an unknown cause. Often times this curve is seen as an S-shape or C-shape during an examination of the spine. There are two types of scoliosis: structural and nonstructural. Structural scoliosis is a curve along the spine that affects the vertebral movement of the spine. Nonstructural scoliosis is caused by an effect, not by the spine but results from poor posture, differences in leg length, or an uneven gait. If…

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    Commonly, scoliosis is known for either being a C or S shape. A C shape is when there is only one curvature of the spine, whereas S shape is two curvatures of the spine. In your case, you only have one curvature (C shape). We have diagnosed you with scoliosis because your degree is over 11. This is considered mild scoliosis because it is under 20 degrees. If you were to have moderate scoliosis your curve would have to be between 25 and 70 degrees. Anything over 70 degrees would be considered…

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    Scoliosis Research Paper

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    Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. While people without the condition have normal curves in their back, it should appear straight when looking from the front. However, people with the condition develop additional curves to either side of the body, and the bones of the spine twist on each other, forming a “C” or an “S” shape in the spine. The larger the curve is generally increases the risk for it to worsen overtime. S-shaped curves commonly tend to get worse overtime then…

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    Natalie Jara MED 2047 Scoliosis Mrs. Michelle Earixson-Lamonthe 2/6/2015 Scoliosis When a human is born, there are seven cervical, twelve thoracic and five lumbar vertebrae's. Viewing the spine posteriorly in a patient with a healthy spine you will see that there is no curvature from right to left but looking at the spine laterally you will find that there is a regular "s" shape. " This allows for an even distribution of weight. The "S" curve helps a healthy spine withstand all kinds…

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