The Left Hip Is Raised And Wide, The Right Shoulder Is Down And The Shoulder Blades Protrude. What Is Scoliosis?

Illustration of The Left Hip Is Raised And Wide, The Right Shoulder Is Down And The Shoulder Blades Protrude. What Is Scoliosis?
Illustration: The Left Hip Is Raised And Wide, The Right Shoulder Is Down And The Shoulder Blades Protrude. What Is Scoliosis? posturedirect.com

Noon, r nMy left hip is more up and wider, r n my right shoulder is lower (not on par with my left), r nAnd my shoulder blades are more prominent than my left. R n r nDoes that include scoliosis symptoms? r nI am only 17 r n r nThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Ludy,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It is true, that the complaints that you convey can be a sign of scoliosis. Scoliosis itself is a condition in which the curvature of the spine is tilted to the side abnormally, which is forming an S or an inverted S. This condition can appear in mild, moderate, or severe degrees. Not only people who are elderly can experience this disease. Even children can experience it.


Several conditions are strongly suspected of contributing to the appearance of scoliosis, including neuromuscular disorders (for example, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy), birth defects related to spinal development, injuries, and infections of the spine. Various complaints that you experience generally occur when the scoliosis has reached moderate to severe degrees. If this condition is not treated properly, the sufferer can be more susceptible to chronic back pain, and lung and heart function disorders.


It could also be that the various complaints you experience arise due to other factors, for example, the habit of dominant activity on one side of the body, a history of injury to one side of the body, genetic variations from birth, body dysmorphic disorder (psychological disorders), and so on. You should immediately ascertain the condition underlying your complaint by consulting the nearest doctor. If it is true that the doctor suspects you have scoliosis, the doctor will perform a radiological examination, such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to confirm this. Furthermore, you can be referred to the right specialist doctor (for example, an orthopedic specialist) for further management.


Our advice is that you should get used to balanced activities using the right and left sides. Pay close attention to your posture in carrying out daily activities, do not lean too much on one side. Do lots of stretching exercises, for example floor exercises, lifting weights, yoga, and so on. If the complaint makes you feel body aches, compress the sore body using warm water to make it feel more comfortable.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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