Can The Degree Of Scoliosis Curvature Continue To Increase?
Hello, permission to ask, if someone is affected by scoliosis, can the degree of bone bending still increase even though it is past its growth period? If so, what is it usually caused by?
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Scoliosis is a condition in which the arrangement of vertebrae curves sideways abnormally. This condition can be categorized into several groups, depending on the severity of the curvature. Depending on the severity of this, the clinical symptoms that arise can vary, and the treatment given can be different.
The degree of curvature of scoliosis can continue to increase even though the patient has passed a period of growth (childhood up to 20-25 years). Why is that? Because, many factors affect the worsening of scoliosis, not only age, but also neuromuscular disorders, injuries and infections of the spine, as well as the activities carried out. Therefore, as early as possible, scoliosis needs to be treated properly, such as by installing special braces, surgery, or other therapeutic modalities. Thus, the risk of dangerous complications, including impaired respiratory function, heart problems, recurring back pain, and appearance disorders can be prevented.
You can consult further with a doctor or orthopedic surgeon related to this matter ...
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