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Scoliosis of the spine

Updated: May 10, 2023

Informative Post - Scoliosis

A condition when the spine deviates from its usual structure, developing either a side curve and/or trunk rotation1-3.

The most common form of scoliosis - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, usually does not present with pain, and in its early stages, any cosmetic deformity is often very subtle and may not be visibly apparent, hence early detection is key.

Management usually involves 4-6 monthly intervals examinations for minor curvatures (less than 20 degrees), bracing for moderate curvatures (20 – 40 degrees), and ultimately surgical interventions for severe (beyond 40 degrees) and/or rapidly progressing curvatures, as well as individuals developing pathological compensations such as severe spinal pain, compromise of heart and/or lung functions1,2.

Unlike many other countries, Malaysia does not have physical examination screenings in school to detect juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. As such, at Touch Health, we encourage and educate parents to have their school aged child’s spine check regularly. This will allow us to help detect any form of scoliosis early and work with the parents and child to improve spinal health and postural awareness.

In the case of a true adolescent idiopathic scoliosis diagnosis, chiropractic treatment aims to assist in monitoring curve progressions, manage compensations developed due to the primary scoliotic curvature, educate parents and child about exercises & stretches that will help provide spinal stability, mobility and prevent long term compensatory effects.

However, it is also important to note that not all curvatures of the spine are idiopathic scoliosis, and proper check-up by a qualified professional is important to pick-up other causes of scoliosis, i.e functional or degenerative scoliosis.

Contact us on Whatsapp +6018-9182688 to schedule your appointment.

大多数的脊椎侧弯开始于10到13岁儿童,好发于身体快速发育成长的青少年时期,女性偏多. 轻度脊椎侧弯通过常规体格检查就可诊断,因此尽早做出适当的检查与治疗故为重要.

体检出侧弯少于20度的小孩,一般得在每4-6月之间进行体检或X-Ray, 以便观察角度是否有急性恶化的情况. 侧弯于20至40的小孩, 得穿上适当背架避免脊椎恶化, 而侧弯度数偏高,或度数不断急速恶化的小孩(>50 度), 因可能影响心肺功能, 得慎重考虑手术治疗.

马来西亚目前没有学校检测脊椎侧弯的制度,因此Touch Health 脊椎调整与物理疗法中心鼓励家长们常带孩子寻求专业的脊椎检查,以便提早检测出任何脊椎侧弯的症状.

我们也可以为您提供专业的治疗,以及正确教导如何伸展,运动以及保养脊椎. 有兴趣者请联系 Whatsapp号码 +6018-9182688.

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