Back Pain In People With Scoliosis Degree 20?
I have S-shape scoliosis. I am 16 years old, my scoliosis degree is 20s. But her back pain was aching all the time. Especially if you sit down it will hurt. Even if I was made to breathe until the sound of kretek came from my left spine, my right side protruded. after the sound of kretek when breathing will be very painful. And that too many times. Can my scoliosis have problems with my lungs or my heart? Then how is it handled?
Scoliosis is a spinal disorder in which the spine is deformed in shape, namely abnormally curved sideways, to a severe degree that looks like the letter S or letter C, or can even cause protrusion on one side of the body's back. This condition can occur in children, adults and the elderly. Scoliosis can occur due to previous trauma or usually due to the wrong or improper posture of the body while sitting, standing, studying, working, or while relaxing, which is done continuously, resulting in changes in curvature of the spine.
Scoliosis can cause:
one shoulder / hip higher than the other
pain in certain joints
soreness or tingling
gait changes due to body position
hard to breathe
body height decreases due to curved bones
The condition that arises depends on the degree of severity of the bone curvature that you are experiencing. The tightness is often caused by the curved part of the bone pressing on the lung space so that breathing will be more difficult and feel tight. The pain that is felt due to curved bones can also press on certain parts of the nerves causing pain, it can also press on the part of the heart which can also cause chest pain. Scoliosis can also often cause back pain.
If you do not treat it, scoliosis can get worse in degree. To ensure the severity of the scoliosis and get the appropriate treatment, you should go to an orthopedic specialist who will usually do a direct physical examination, measure the degree of curvature of the bones or x-rays to see your bone.
Treatment is usually by:
use a special brace to prevent the scoliosis from getting worse
or surgery if initial treatment with special support devices and physiotherapy is unsuccessful
Some of the things you can do:
taking pain relievers such as paracetamol
use a special support
Pay attention to your posture when sitting or studying or working or resting. Do not lean to one side
get used to maintain body posture
avoid lifting too heavy
have your condition checked regularly every 4-6 months to assess the progress of your scoliosis
read about scoliosis
hopefully useful, thank you