Explanation Of Thoracic Vertebral Scoliosis?
Night. I’m Devi, 22 years old. I want to ask if what is meant by Scoliosis of the thoracic vertebra? The thing is I used to join the MCU at PT, so the results looked like that. At first I didn’t think too much about it because I thought it was still within normal limits. But when I come here, my back often aches like pain, and it keeps on fitting when I sleep on my back, it always hurts like pain. Please enlighten me. Thank you
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Scoliosis is a form of spinal curvature abnormality where the spine bends sideways. Scoliosis of the thoracic vertebra means that scoliosis occurs in the thoracic spine (your upper back).
Scoliosis is very common when a person enters a period of rapid growth (growth spurt) before puberty occurs. Most of the scoliosis is not known the exact cause and is generally mild and does not cause any symptoms, so often it does not require any therapy.
Children who are found to have mild scoliosis only need regular monitoring to ensure that the scoliosis does not get worse. In more severe cases or progressive scoliosis, sometimes braces on the back are needed or surgery to prevent scoliosis from gaining weight.
Scoliosis can indeed cause symptoms as you experience it (often experiencing aches or back pain). If indeed these symptoms are very disturbing, you should consult your condition directly with the orthopedic doctor so that further evaluation can be done for your condition.
In the meantime, a few things you can do:
Avoid lifting heavy objects
Improve your sleeping and sitting position (especially if you sit a lot while working, pay attention to ergonomic sitting positions)
Compress the painful area with a warm compress
Do stretching or stretching muscles in the trunk and shoulders
consumption of mild pain relievers such as paracetamol to help deal with pain
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