How scoliosis can effect the body
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person will have a curve from side to side (left to right) It can affect either the thoracic or lumbar curves.
This represents excessive curvature to one side of the spinal cord, giving it a distinctive s-shape.
Most people whom suffer from scoliosis are idiopathic – meaning that the cause is unknown, people can have scoliosis from a young age or it occurs later in the growth. Also neuromuscular diseases have been know to cause this condition
Scoliosis commonly occurs when people have two different leg lengths, this will place the vertebrae out of line also can happen after pregnancy when mothers carry the children on the hip on in lose slings. This can tilt the vertebrae to one side.
More than 90% of children with scoliosis do not need treatment as the disease can correct itself during growth.
Exercises were created in Germany during the 1920 which help Scoliosis suffers. More commonly known as the Schroth method, you can find details of these exercises below.
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