How To Deal With 18 Degrees Scoliosis?
18 degrees scoliosis spine, how to straighten it, how is it?
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Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves abnormally. The cause of scoliosis is mostly idiopathic or unknown, but it can also be due to aging, neurological disorders, or congenital (congenital).
Most of the asymptomatic scoliosis does not require specific therapy, only periodic observation / monitoring of curvature every 4-6 months. If the Cobb curve or angle (the method of measuring the degree of the curve) is below 20-25 degrees, then no special therapy is needed, only observation every 3-6 months. If the curve is between 25-40 degrees and the patient is still growing, therapy using a brace is usually recommended. The brace is not recommended for patients who are no longer growing. Braces are used not for straightening, but rather to prevent additional curvature of the curve. If the curve is above 40 degrees, surgery is usually recommended, but weigh the benefits and drawbacks. The goals of scoliosis treatment are to relieve complaints (such as back pain, numbness, tingling) and stop progression (in this case the added curvature of the curve). Consult your orthopedic doctor about your complaints about your scoliosis. Some of these things you can do to reduce symptoms and prevent progression:
1. To reduce pain, you can do warm compresses, gentle massage, and take painkillers such as paracetamol.
2. Do regular and measured exercise that is not too heavy on your spine. Consult your doctor before doing these sports.
3. Avoid lifting items on the back that are too heavy and lifting unbalanced.
4. Routine control to the doctor as directed or every 4-6 months.
5. If symptoms appear such as tingling, pain that is unbearable / does not improve with ordinary painkillers, weakness of the limbs (arms, legs), consult your doctor immediately.
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