Before the patient is diagnosed with scoliosis, the patient’s history is taken and a physical examination is performed by the doctor. The age at which the diagnosis is made in people with scoliosis is very important.
Scoliosis, which usually starts in childhood, manifests itself after physical examination. However, in cases where the doctor does not find it sufficient, examinations such as tomography and MRI may also be requested from the patient.
Congenital Scoliosis and Diagnosis
The diagnosis of congenital scoliosis is made primarily by examination. Special X-rays, Magnetic Resonance (MR) ultrasound, and other tests may be needed. The results of these studies provide information about related problems and may guide how the deformity will behave in the future.
What is the Diagnosis Process in Adult Scoliosis?
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: