Scoliosis 1 degree is one of the most common diseases. Untreated scoliosis in the early stages can progress and lead to serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system. But even if 1 degree scoliosis progresses with age, he could become the basis for the development of osteoarthritis
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Why start a scoliosis of 1 degree
Scoliosis - a lateral curvature of the spine. Depending on which part of the spine is involved in the pathological process, allocate verhnegrudnoy, thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbar scoliosis
Scoliosis - when the spine is curved
. In addition, there are types of scoliosis combined with two primary curvatures - thoracic and lumbar.
The magnitude of curvature of scoliosis is divided into four degrees. With 1 degree of scoliosis curvature of the spine is between 5˚ to 10˚. Scoliosis begins with functional disorders caused by incorrect posture
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Most often it develops scoliosis of 1 degree in the school years when the child spends a long time at his desk. If this party does not meet the growth, many children begin spinal deformity. Today, many experts believe that the degree of scoliosis in children 1 develops if the child has conditions for its development in the form of innate characteristics of connective tissue metabolism.
Signs of scoliosis of 1 degree
Scoliosis 1 degree represents a slight curvature of the spine, which can be noticed only by a specialist - an orthopedic trauma. Curvature and its degree can also be seen on X-rays.
The disease begins unnoticed. A careful examination can reveal uneven level of right and left shoulder girdle, one shoulder girdle is usually slightly lower than the other. If you look at the patient's back, you can see the uneven level and degree of convexity of the blades. But these signs are just beginning to emerge, so they are not too visible. Stoop and back pain at this stage of the disease is usually not.
It is necessary to pay attention to the feeling of fatigue at the back with a long stay in the same position, as well as considerable physical exertion. This should be a cause for seeking medical attention.
Diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis of 1 degree
To confirm the diagnosis of the disease and determine the degree of scoliosis of the spine radiography in two projections. Usually, this is sufficient to establish the correct diagnosis. But sometimes the doctor prescribes additional studies as a CT or MRI scan (computer or magnetic resonance imaging).
1 degree of scoliosis responds well to correction by means of special gymnastic exercises, massage, as well as the proper arrangement of working and sleeping place. Of great importance are the healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. Bed child with scoliosis of 1 degree to be tough to do under the mattress placed special wooden shield. Chair and table of the child in school and at home must comply with its growth.
Massage in scoliosis of 1 degree strengthens back muscles, improves circulation and relieves possible swelling of soft tissues in the field of spinal deformity. All this promotes a correct correction.
Physiotherapy (physical therapy) for scoliosis of 1 degree
Exercise therapy in this degree of scoliosis is a group character. The group consists of patients with the same diagnosis. Gymnastics for scoliosis of 1 degree is aimed at improving the stability of the spine, the production of correct posture and strengthen the muscles of the back. All the exercises for scoliosis
Exercises for scoliosis - strengthening muscles that support the spine
1 degree should not be much load the spine. Basically, they have to wear type is generall therapeutic and strengthens the back muscles character. Exercises for a particular group of patients with scoliosis exercise therapy doctor chosen depending on the location of the top of the curvature of the spine.
Exercises of medical gymnastics should serve to strengthen the major muscle groups supporting the spine: erector spinae muscles, obliques, quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas muscles and so on. Independently, without a prescription, and they developed the proper gentle load on the spine, scoliosis correction deal with is not recommended.
It is best to be corrected scoliosis in children. The special children's sanatoria for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system is carried out complex treatment of children with scoliosis. These motels are in the town of Pyatigorsk, Yessentuki, Kislovodsk on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, in Moscow, and so on.
Scoliosis 1 degree is easy to correct, but it is not always detected in time and this is the main reason for the progression of the disease.