When we saw like the left image with scoliosis from the front, we turn laterally (scoliosis) and are in a state that torsion (rotation) of vertebral body is accompanied more.
Unilateral ribs become in the letter of lump when we suffer from scoliosis, and difference of shoulder of right and left and scapular height is outstanding, and waistline becomes unsymmetrically.
There are various things in cause of scoliosis, but thing most frequent in that is idiopathy scoliosis. Idiopathy means that unidentified.
In swaddling bands (under 3 years old), the infancy (3 years old - 10 years old), we are classified in puberty (after 10 years old) and, at time to develop, mainly occur (from the infant latter half) in puberty.
Most of transformation progress without being delayed and wake up surface problem and waist, back ache and respiratory organs, circulatory organ disorder when aggravated.
Of case and progress that became clear early when is gentle, prevent progression with harness. When torsion of degree and spinal column of curvature is big, it becomes adaptation of correction by operation. Big scoliosis of curvature only progresses after growth every year, and this is because it is for denaturation scoliosis high in the future.
Early checkup and early treatment intervention by specialist are important for scoliosis. It has already become clear in various studies by exercises, chiropractic, folk remedy not to become good. Curious person, please consult scoliosis, spinal column transformation outpatient of our hospital casually.
Early detection and diagnosis of scoliosis
We introduce scoliotic medical examination questionnaire by protector among physical checkup by school doctor in elementary and junior high school municipal than April, 2014 about inspection item of "spinal column and thoracic illness, abnormal presence" and plan improvement of precision of scoliosis health check-up (primary health check-up).
City of Yokohama, Board of Education Secretariat has you distribute "recommendation of consultation" to protectors from school to detect scoliosis early, and to cure and is having teachers of orthopedist fair do cooperation of the second health check-up.
For early detection of scoliosis
Daily observation by protector becomes important to detect scoliosis early.
We take advantage of opportunity and we are careful about abnormality of posture in daily life particularly to strip to the waist, and the following thing observing is connected for early detection.
Even if body observes child for posture of figure well softly, difference may appear only to approximately 1 centimeter.
If it feels abnormality even a little, it is important to receive diagnosis of orthopedist.
Scoliosis check to be possible at home
(1) It is posture of "there be for mind" backward
A. Shoulder or scapular height is different
B. Waistline is asymmetry
(2) We put both hands together, and, for posture of bow, high dorsal right and left is different
(3) For posture of deeper bow, high dorsal right and left is different
Diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis
In comparison with other backbone spinal cord diseases, specialized knowledge and technique, experience are necessary for diagnosis for scoliosis and treatment.
As radiosensitivity is higher than adult as for in these days becoming subject of concern that health hazard by radioactive exposure is serious particularly the children, it is important that even scoliosis health check-up reduces X-rays imaging.
We introduce the backbone, waist, radiography device "sterEOS imaging system" which can evaluate form, sequence of hip joint for the first time (in the country the third plane) in the prefecture and we let radiation dose fall to lower than 1/10 of conventional radiography, 1/20-1/170 of CT shooting in this device and, at our hospital, can photograph all spinal columns.
As we can diagnose type, progress condition of curvature by low being bombed by the latest image inspection to say of this EOS surely, it is useful for decision of treatment policy very much.
Guidance of "scoliosis gets what kind of sick"
What kind of disease is scoliosis? (PDF: 1,608KB)
We enlighten the spread of illness for citizen's all of you at our hospital.
We distribute data of leaflet which we made when we performed lecture for citizens of scoliotic treatment for free.
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