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Scoliosis, Crooked Spine

by. Dr. Eko Agus Subagio, Sp. BS - Spine (Tulang Belakang), Dokter Saraf Kecetit
21 August 2014
Scoliosis, Crooked Spine

If you or a family has curvature of the spine (scoliosis), then you should immediately consult the child spinal conditions. As it turns out spinal disorder scoliosis may be genetic and decreased in children.

Scoliosis is a disorder characterized by bones that form the spine curved to the side (lateral curvature of the spine). When viewed from the side, the normal spine has a shape like the letter S, and form a straight line from the back of the neck to the tail bone. However, the scoliosis will appear one or more arch to the side that is not fair on the back.

"When parents existing scoliosis, then checked her. Skolisis could be genetic. So we as parents if you have a family that scoliosis, consult a child, "said Dr. Tinah Tan, B.Med, B AppSc, B Chiro Sc, FICC, chiropractor (spinal doctor) son of Quest Chiropractic, in Grand Opening event Establishment Salonpas Chiropractic Kidzania Center in Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta, Tuesday (14/02/2012).

According to Dr. Tinah, it never hurts to check the condition of the child spine. If there is no any problem, parents can be relieved, but if there is talent scoliosis, it is better examined earlier.

Requires serious scoliosis treatment, because if treated late then spine will deteriorate, which can cause harm to the spine, chest, pelvis, heart, and lungs.

It is essential to conduct examination of early scoliosis in children and adolescents aged 10-16 years, because if detected early the treatment is done only through therapy without surgery.

"Examination of spine child or what we call healthy kids check, ideally as dental health check, which is 2 times a year. Why? Because it is the golden times. From a small child begins to crawl, stand, the spine begins to grow, "said Dr. Tinah, who was the first female chiropractor in Indonesia.

As reported, scoliosis can strike at any time during childhood and adolescence. It is more common in women than men, although it is not known why, and most often occurs in early adolescence.

Scoliosis is usually detected at an inclination of 10 degrees or more. However if the curvature reaches 25-30 degrees should be aware. Because if under 20 degrees is likely to cause health problems is still very small, so that it can be cured with treatment, so as not to get worse.

Surabaya Spine Clinic

Klinik Tulang Belakang

Siloam Hospitals Surabaya

Surabaya, East Java Indonesia

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