Our spine is like a bridge that runs between our head and legs and carries two-thirds of our body weight. Our spine consists of 33 bones, 23 of which are movable, called vertebrae.
These bones are connected to each other by connective tissue, joints, and cushions we call discs. We also have strong spinal muscles that provide movement and attach to each of the vertebrae. The spinal cord, one of the most important parts of the central nervous system, is also located in the spine. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord.
Scoliosis Treatment Options
The method to be chosen in the treatment of adult scoliosis is decided according to the degree of pain and curvature, and whether the curvature is progressive or not. Generally, the first treatment methods to be applied to the patient are non-surgical treatment methods.
Exercises to increase physical condition, stabilization, strengthening, and stretching exercises, accompanied by a physiotherapist, can relieve muscle spasms and reduce pain. However, it has not been fully demonstrated that these exercises have a role in preventing the progression of progressive scoliosis.
What is the Diagnosis Process
The patient’s complaints and the degree of curvature of the scoliosis are among the important factors affecting the treatment decision. The person should give detailed information about his/her complaints to the doctor. After this process, the doctor may evaluate the patient’s complaints and request the following tests: