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  • Essay On Scoliosis

    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 complications. Although the causes of idiopathic scoliosis are still unknown, it can and has been treated both surgically and non-surgically. Scoliosis was officially founded…

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  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Scoliosis

    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

    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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  • Narrative Essay On Scoliosis

    She diagnosed me with scoliosis. She wanted me to have another x-ray to see if the curvature had progressed. If it had progressed the x-ray would show to what extent. Doctor Short referred me to a specialist in Charlottesville. He explained that scoliosis is more typical in girls than boys. I was fourteen when the doctor diagnosed me with scoliosis. The doctor made me feel distressed when he said that scoliosis can be hereditary. Which means people with scoliosis are more probable to have…

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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…

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  • Idiopathic Scoliosis Case Studies

    maintain a vertical upright posture. A healthy normal vertebral column is straight and has front to back curves. The curve in the neck area is called the cervical spine, the curve in the upper back is called the thoracic spine, and the curve located in the lower back is known as the lumbar spine. Scoliosis is a common medical disease in which there is an abnormal sideways curvature of the human spine where curves are often S- shaped or C-shaped (Mayoclinic, 2016). It is mostly found in girls and…

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  • Postural Correction

    Postural or Spinal Curve Correction is a chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal, biomechanical treatment approach to address health care problems in a more scientific, objective, and effective manner. Health problems that have been shown to improve with a postural correction approach include scoliosis, forward head posture, migraines, and other chronic pain health problems. We know that deviations from proper posture can lead to chronic pain symptoms. Chiropractic care can address the…

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  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Respiratory involvement can be caused by scoliosis since the individual is in a flexed position at the hip and has pronation of the scapula; it is like the body is squishing the lungs and airway together. Since DMD is a disease that decreases muscle tissue, intercostals, abdominals, and neck flexor muscles may be affected. These muscles assist the diaphragm in allowing us to breath and once they are degenerated, it is hard and nearly impossible to breathe. As progression of DMD takes place,…

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  • Runner's Knee: A Short Story

    I wanted the sob stories of people in more extreme versions of my own predicament. In such narratives the word scoliosis made its appearance in every possible location. I, having not yet even said the word, yet alone identify with it, shuddered with each usage. I wanted to behold the souls of these writers, not their skeletons. I also, did not want to be a “good runner with scoliosis.” What does that even mean? I just wanted to be a good runner. I was uplifted by a story I uncovered about a…

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  • An Obstacle In My Life Essay

    skin wraps due to a fire. All of us will have an obstacle whether it’s big or small, or lasts a long time or a little while. My obstacle was not permanent, but it was a course that lasted 3 years. The most challenging obstacle I have had in my entire life was when I had to wear a back brace. It all started in 5th grade. The school nurse was calling us down one at a time to check our backs for signs of Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a bone disease that makes the spine rotated or curved instead of being…

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