Doctors warn that scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is tilted laterally by 10 degrees or more. It is most often found in adolescence or aged between 10-18 years and occurs more in females than males. male in a ratio of 10:1, with 80% of the cases still not having an identifiable cause However, in some cases it can be seen in patients with cerebral palsy or in patients with neuromuscular disorders.
Dr. Natthaphong Wongwiwat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, said that scoliosis in teenagers The risk factors are gender and age. especially when they are about to enter adolescence Vigorous exercise has not been found to cause scoliosis. Nowadays, there are news reports on online media that actors and actresses have scoliosis. which caused a lot of public interest In which most patients are asymptomatic but detected by accident Only a small percentage of people may have back pain. Some patients have quite a lot of skeletal skew. Therefore, it will be detected that there is a misalignment of the spine and the level of the shoulder blades on both sides is not equal. The waist level is uneven, the back is convex, so patients or parents often come to the doctor with concerns about their body shape.
Dr. Adisak Beauty Director of Lerdsin Hospital added that When these patients were found The doctor will take spinal radiography. for diagnosis and assessment of the severity of scoliosis including considering appropriate treatment methods Computed tomography is useful in assisting with surgical planning.
Dr. Kitpat Tirachanwut, Orthopedic Surgeon Spinal Specialist Lerdsin Hospital added that Treatment can be divided into 3 ways: observing the symptoms Wearing armor and surgery In the event that the spine has a curvature of less than 25 degrees, the doctor will make an appointment to closely monitor the symptoms every 4-6 months. to bend the spine and prevent more curvature of the spine by wearing about 23 hours a day Except when taking a shower or playing sports. surgical treatment section It should be done in cases where the patient has a curvature of more than 45 degrees and has not stopped growing. or more than 50-55 degrees in patients who have stopped growing By using metal rods in the spine to straighten the spine and firmly connect the spinal joints.
Source: Thai News Agency