S-shaped scoliosis - curvature of the spine two arcs

May 2, 2014

 s-shaped scoliosis
 S-shaped scoliosis - a complex form of lateral curvature of the spine. The curvature thus has two edges directed in different directions. Meets this type of scoliosis is usually at school age, more often in girls and is the result of a long stay in the correct position (for example, if a school desk does not meet the growth).


How is the S-shaped scoliosis

Scoliosis - a curvature of the spine to the right or to the left. The shape of the curvature of the spine distinguish simple or C-shaped scoliosis (one arc of curvature), S-shaped (with two arcs directed in opposite directions) and the Z-shaped (with three arcs of curvature of the upper and lower of which is directed to one side and located between them - in the opposite direction). S-shaped scoliosis usually captures the thoracic spine with the apex 8-10 vertebra and lumbar spine top at 1-3.

S-shaped scoliosis develops due to improper loading on the spine and is often found among primary school children, who are sitting at their desks, are not relevant to their growth, for a long time. By the degree of the angle of curvature of the arcs S-shaped scoliosis divided into 4 degrees. A special feature of this type of scoliosis is its tendency to rapid progression.


Signs of s-shaped scoliosis

Signs of s-shaped scoliosis depend on the degree of curvature of the spine. Thus, s-shaped scoliosis of 1 degree Scoliosis 1 degree - can be eliminated completely  Scoliosis 1 degree - can be eliminated completely
   (curvature of not more than 5-10˚) can almost never occur. But if you look closely at the child, then you will notice that it is slightly stooped, his head down, his shoulders slightly reduces one shoulder girdle had a little higher than the other (almost unnoticed), it appears as a faint asymmetrical waist.

S-shaped scoliosis of 2 degrees (bending 11-30˚) is characterized by a pronounced asymmetry of the body. But its main difference from the 1 degree is to start twisting (SARS) interested vertebrae around a vertical axis. When s-shaped scoliosis of 2 degrees is still possible to correct with the help of conservative treatment, so it is important to identify the disease at this stage.

S-shaped scoliosis Scoliosis - when the spine is curved  Scoliosis - when the spine is curved
   3 degree (curvature 31-60˚) manifested a significant curvature of the spine, the presence of the rib hump on the side of the top of the arc and smoothing the edges on the opposite side, the presence of muscle ridges, pronounced asymmetry waist. For X-ray study of the curvature at the top and the surrounding areas are clearly visible vertebrae of irregular shape. Such patients are often concerned about pain in the back, worse any exertion.

When s-shaped scoliosis of the 4th degree Scoliosis 4 degrees - without surgery will not do  Scoliosis 4 degrees - without surgery will not do
   (curvature 61-90˚) takes pronounced deformity of the spine, and all manifestations of scoliosis increases sharply. Such patients typically are not efficient and can not fully take care of themselves.


Diagnosis of s-shaped scoliosis

Early diagnosis s-shaped scoliosis is of paramount importance. Detection of the disease in the early stages of development (the degree of scoliosis 1-2) allows you to completely heal it using conservative methods. 3-4 degree of s-shaped scoliosis is difficult to treat and requires surgery.

The main method of diagnosis is the spine radiography in two projections (frontal and lateral). Sometimes, to clarify the diagnosis is assigned to a computer or magnetic resonance imaging (CT or MRI).


Treatment s-shaped scoliosis

Treatment may be conservative and surgical methods. Conservative treatment is 1-2 degrees when the main and auxiliary disease (in conjunction with the operation) at 3-4 degrees s-shaped scoliosis.

The structure of medical treatment includes physiotherapy (physical therapy), classes on various simulators, massage, wearing special orthopedic corset, physiotherapy (electrophoresis with various medications, electrical stimulation of the muscles), courses of manual therapy, reflexology. If necessary, if there is pain in the later stages of the disease are appointed painkillers. A good therapeutic effect in the s-shaped scoliosis has swimming.

Exercise therapy in s-shaped scoliosis of 1, 3 and 4 degree carried out to suppress the progression of the disease and strengthen the muscles that support the spine. When s-shaped scoliosis of 2 degrees Scoliosis 2 degrees - correction of spinal deformity  Scoliosis 2 degrees - correction of spinal deformity
   LFK is also carried out in order to correct spinal deformities.

When s-shaped scoliosis of 3-4 degrees is recommended surgery. With the help of various operations (type of surgery the doctor chooses) eliminates deformation of the spine stops the progression of the disease. Furthermore, during the operation can be eliminated compression of the spinal cord or nerve root.

S-shaped scoliosis can progress rapidly, so it is desirable to identify as early as possible and begin to heal.

Galina Romanenko

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Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight

September 27, 2009

  • Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight
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   If you want to look slimmer, not eating only salads and carrot juice? Then keep your head straight and straighten shoulders, since nothing draws attention to the shortcomings of a person (including extra kilos) as poor posture.

At school and at home children are not constantly reminded in vain that they keep your back straight.

Correct posture - a way to sit, stand, walk and lie down so as to best facilitate the work of supporting the body muscles and joints. This posture:

  • Eliminates unnecessary strain on the muscles and joints, thereby preventing excessive wear of the joints, which can lead to arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
  • It prevents the fixation of the spine in an anomalous position;
  • It improves endurance through the optimal use of the muscles;
  • It prevents back pain, muscle or other pain;
  • It improves the appearance and increases self-confidence.

If a person has poor posture, the tension that constantly test his muscles, joints and internal organs, can lead to chronic back pain Back pain: Do not start the process  Back pain: Do not start the process
 , Headaches, and even breathing problems.

To correct your posture, you need to pay attention to the way you stand, sit and sleep.

 Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight

As you stand

Go to the mirror and look at how you stand it. Shoulders slumped, his head bent forward? Pull shoulders back, so that they are aligned with the earlobes. Spreads shoulders too much should not be - it will be too tense posture. Pull the belly, so it does not increase the load on the spine and straighten your knees.

Stand you need so that the least possible weight comes on the heels - it is the task of the foot pads, use them.

The way you lift weights, is also very important for posture. To lift something heavy, do not bend, and squat and then rise so that the weight on the legs, not the back.

 Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight

As you sit

It is well known that sedentary work harms posture - but now more and more people work in offices, spending most of the day behind a desk. When you sit, the spine has to take its normal S-shaped. To do this, it is important that the back of the chair provide good lumbar support. Modern ergonomic chairs can be expensive, but their absence can be corrected by putting between the waist and the back of the chair folded towel.

Now we need to pay attention to how your weight is distributed. Perhaps it is necessary only on one hip, or legs? For proper posture is important that when you are sitting, the body weight was distributed evenly.

Do not lean over the table; if you need to be closer to him - move the chair.

Feet should be flat on the floor, your knees should be bent at 90 degrees. If you work at a computer, hands should be bent at the same angle, otherwise you will quickly get tired.

 Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight

How do you sleep

Posture posture is always, even when you sleep. If in the morning you have back pain What to do if the back pain - methods of eliminating discomfort  What to do if the back pain - methods of eliminating discomfort
 Probably you too soft mattress - it does not support your back sufficiently, and it can not relax normally, even at night. The pose in which you sleep is also important for posture. It is best to subside on its side; the most harmful posture for sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   in terms of posture - lying on his stomach.

Inconvenient pillow can also negatively affect your posture - as well as the habit of sleeping without a pillow.

 Posture - a few helpful tips for those who want to walk straight

Physical exercise

No efforts to improve posture not benefit if your muscles are too weak to support the spine. Therefore, you must exercise regularly, paying attention to all the muscle groups, as well as doing special exercises to improve posture and strengthen the muscles of the back.