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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Some Quick Facts About Scoliosis

Scoliosis, a lateral or side-way curvature of the spine/spinal cord, which usually take the form of "C" or "S" is a very dangerous disease one needs to be aware of.

Because if not diagnosed/detected in time, the spine/spinal cord curvature will become so bad that it will begin to press against the heart and lungs, making breathing difficult.

Here are some facts about scoliosis

  • Scoliosis is not caused by poor posture or a lack of calcium

  • Spinal deformities are not contagious

  • Braces do not straighten the spine but may help prevent further progression of the curve

  • Scoliosis surgery for females does not interfere with future childbearing

  • There is not yet known prevention for many spinal deformities 

  • Smoking makes bone healing tardy

But do not be too anxious about this disease, it can be cured.



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