About the disease
Skoliosis in a child – a change in the balance of the locomotor apparatus as a result of improper motor skills, which leads to a change in the distribution of the load on the foot, knee joints, hip joint, spine.
Attenuation or over-strain of the muscle group of the musculoskeletal system creates a point of attachment (most often the lumbar or thoracic spine), where the spine curvature begins in children from 4 to 5 years old. Natural curves of the spine (kyphosis and lordosis) in the course of development of distortions are transformed into hyperkysphyces or hyperlordosis. The axis of the spine may also be shifted to the side when the C-shaped (in the form of the letter “C”) or S-shaped scoliosis (in the form of the letter “S”) is formed..
In difficult cases, in addition to bending into one or two sides, the vertebral column is twisted. Changes in the position of the vertebrae in scoliosis is due to force (or lack thereof) of the effect of deep muscle of the back on the vertebral joints, which work unbalanced, can not cope with the natural function of maintaining the vertebral column.
The work of the musculoskeletal system depends on the work of each structural unit – twists or hyperuricaps in the spine can change the correct development of the rib cage, the position of the shoulders and shoulders, change in the pelvic floor.
Children’s scoliosis in a slight form of distortion can lead to changes in posture, flatulence, changes in the development of knee and hip joint joints. With significant distortions, scoliosis in a child can affect the work of the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the development of internal organs (lungs, heart, etc.).
Symptoms of scoliosis in a child
- asymmetrical position of shoulders and shoulders
- lowered or advanced chin
- slipped back to the basin
- uneven position lowered along the body of the hands
Such changes can be determined even by parents. Pay attention to the child’s back, stroke, the degree of wear of soles of shoes. If you noticed such features in the posture – contact us for a consultation. Timely treatment will accelerate the process of restoring the balance of spine development. We use a comprehensive methodology that, without pain and for a short time, allows you to return the right posture, to correct scoliosis in children and adults. An individual program is prepared by a doctor at a consultation. Scoliosis not corrected in childhood can negatively affect the quality of life. Do not delay the treatment of a child – the longer you do not pay attention to child scoliosis, the harder it is to correct.
Diagnosis of children’s scoliosis
If there is a suspicion of scoliosis in a child, you should sign up for a doctor for review. During a visit to a doctor it is necessary to answer questions concerning the history of the origin and development of scoliosis in the family, the type of pain that accompanies scoliosis, other medical problems that could have been one of the causes of scoliosis. Physical examination involves the study of distortions of the spine on the sides, front and back. If you lean forward, trying to reach your floor with your fingers (with your knees remaining equal), the distortions become more obvious. The doctor also notes the symmetry of the body, in which the hips and shoulders should be at the same height. Any skin changes will also be made to help diagnose scoliosis as an innate defect. The doctor can also check the range of movements, muscular strength and reflexes.
Treatment for scoliosis in children
Treatment depends on the degree of distortion and progression of the curvature of the spine and adjacent bones. In “Spine Ambulatory” your child correctly diagnose the type, degree of disease and determines the necessary method of rehabilitation. There are three most common categories of treatment: surveillance, active rehabilitation, kinesiotherapy and curative gymnastics, the use of corrective corsets (fixing corsets) and surgical intervention. In the “Spine Ambulatory” you will be assisted without medication and surgery with the help of active rehabilitation kinesiotherapy and therapeutic exercises.