Scoliosis treatment in Dnipro

Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine in which the vertebrae rotate around their vertical axis, forming curves in the spine to the left or right.

Pediatric scoliosis develops in children under 3 years old. Adolescent scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis which develops during the growing years of adolescence. By paying attention to the early signs of scoliosis in children, you can prevent its progression with timely treatment, which is selected depending on the degree and severity of the deformity.

Regular observation and consultations with a vertebrologist (a doctor specializing in scoliosis and other spinal problems) will help monitor the condition of scoliosis and take the necessary measures for correction.

The causes of spinal curvature

Scoliosis occurs for various reasons:

  • a tendency inherited from parents,
  • an imbalance of muscles and ligaments during the period of active growth of the body, when one part of the body grows faster than the other,
  • an insufficient development or imbalance of the back and abdominal muscles, which leads to uneven distribution of the load on the spine,
  • spinal injuries or injuries in the back area,
  • congenital abnormalities of the spine, neurological diseases, or degenerative changes of the spine,
  • an incorrect posture, for example, when sitting or wearing uncomfortable shoes.

The symptoms and degrees of scoliosis

Main symptoms:

  • an uneven position of the shoulders, pelvis, or shoulder blades,
  • one shoulder blade protrudes more than the other,
  • one side of the waist is more pronounced than the other,
  • a visible curvature of the spine when bending forward,
  • pain that occurs due to muscle overload or pressure on nerves,
  • difficulties in moving when turning or bending,
  • fatigue due to additional stress on the back muscles.

The following degrees of scoliosis are distinguished:

  • 1st degree (mild scoliosis): the angle of curvature is less than 20 degrees.
  • 2nd degree (moderate scoliosis): the angle of curvature is from 20 to 40 degrees.
  • 3rd degree (severe scoliosis): the angle of curvature is from 40 to 60 degrees.
  • 4th degree (severe scoliosis): the angle of curvature exceeds 60 degrees.

To diagnose and determine the degree of scoliosis, you need to make an appointment with a vertebrologist. The specialist will conduct a full examination and tell you how to correct scoliosis in a particular case. The sooner you pay attention to the signs of spinal curvature and contact a specialist, the easier it is to correct the spine and avoid possible complications.

The types of scoliosis

The causes of scoliosis can be:

  • Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type and the cause is unknown. Usually, it develops in children and adolescents.
  • Congenital scoliosis occurs due to abnormalities in the development of the spine inside the womb.
  • Neurogenic scoliosis is associated with nerve or muscle disorders, such as paralysis or myopathies.
  • Muscular scoliosis is caused by an imbalance in the back muscles, such as due to poor posture or injury.

The shape of the curvature is:

  • S-shaped scoliosis is a cervical and lumbar curvature.
  • C-shaped scoliosis is a cervical, thoracic, or lumbar curvature.
  • Z-shaped scoliosis is a cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curvature.

Each type of scoliosis requires an individual approach to diagnosis and treatment.

The methods for diagnosing spinal curvature at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

During the appointment, the doctor will examine the patient and find out his medical history to understand the nature and severity of the curvature. The vertebrologist also needs an x-ray of the spine to determine the degree of scoliosis, its shape, and the angle of curvature.

The patient will be referred for a CT scan if detailed information about the spinal structure and curvature is needed. MRI is required to evaluate the soft tissues of the spine, such as discs and ligaments.

After diagnosis, at N1 Clinic doctors will select the optimal treatment plan for each specific case of spinal curvature.

The scoliosis treatment methods at N1 Clinic

To cure scoliosis, clinic specialists begin with conservative treatment:

  • Physical therapy and exercises to strengthen your back muscles, improve your posture, and reduce the degree of curvature.
  • Wearing orthoses and corsets to support the spine in the correct position and prevent further progression of scoliosis.
  • Massage and rehabilitation procedures to relieve muscle tension, and improve blood circulation and the general condition of the spine.
  • Injections to relieve pain and inflammation in the curvature area.

If conservative treatment does not help or the scoliosis is severe, surgery may be required to correct the deformity. The cost of treating spinal curvature with surgery depends on the complexity of the case and is discussed with the doctor during the consultation.

The prevention of scoliosis

A few recommendations to prevent the development of scoliosis or slow down its progress:

  • Watch your posture, trying to keep your back straight and not slouch.
  • Do regular exercises to strengthen your back muscles and correct your posture.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time in an incorrect posture and lift weights using proper technique to avoid stress on the spine.
  • Make sure you have a comfortable workspace with proper back support if you work at a computer or sit at a desk for long periods.

It is important to remember that consultation with a doctor and regular medical examinations play a key role in the prevention and timely detection of back problems.

The advantages of treating spinal curvature at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

N1 Clinic team of doctors has a vertebrologist with 20 years of experience who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of any spinal problems.

The clinic provides conservative care, including physiotherapy and massages at its rehabilitation center. This guarantees teamwork between the doctor and the rehabilitation specialist for timely correction of the patient’s treatment.

If necessary, our doctors will perform a surgery, the price of which includes all necessary medications, high-quality anesthesia without consequences, and postoperative care.