The spine is the most important structure in the human body. The straight spine gives great look, balance to the body. If the Spine is in ‘C’ or ‘S’ shape the individual is diagnosed as Scoliosis. In few cases the shoulders are uneven. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
As per well-known Spine Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Patil, typically the person diagnosed as Scoliosis suffers from low self-esteem and it is predominantly noticed more in female folk (4-5%) than in men (1-2%). All the Scoliosis does not need surgery. However, careful examination of the patient and the selection of the case is very important in the outcome of the surgery.

Reasons for Scoliosis:
1. Problems in Brain development
2. The difference in length of leg
3. Hereditary.
4. Poor formation of bones, weakness and poor strength in muscles
5. Tumor on spine
6. Marriage in blood relations.

Treatment Modalities:
If it is diagnosed in young age Physiotherapy, Exercise, use of specialized jackets (brace), plasters, etc could be used to prevent further progress of Scoliosis. Early detection and initiation of treatment produce better results.

Who needs Surgery?
All cases do not need surgery. If the spine has a high degree of curvature, Neurological disorders, Breathlessness, Finds it difficulty in walking. If the curvature of the spine continues to be worsening, the individual is advised surgery.


Dr. Sanjay Patil


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