This blog is for all parents seeking information on Scoliosis. It is very difficult for any family to know that their child is suffering from Scoliosis. We need to accept it and look out for the best possible treatment for it. First we need to understand the disorder in depth.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The spine is normally slightly curved, but in Scoliosis, the curvature is more obvious. Mild cases are asymptomatic and go unnoticed, but severe cases can lead to a lot of problems.
It can give rise to severe backache. More than the pain, it is the asymmetry which can be embarrassing for children.
Treatment for scoliosis is usually supportive. Children are made to wear braces to support the spine. Surgery is recommended if the curvature is around 40-50% and in cases where braces do not seem to help.
However, the biggest drawback of surgery is that it arrests growth of that part of the spine.
Yoga is of miraculous help for those suffering from Scoliosis.
It helps in alleviating back pain by stretching the spine and strengthening the back muscles.
This can be combined with herbal products which help in strengthening the muscles and improving the alignment of the spine. These contain natural products which are relatively safe to consume for children.
So, let’s not be knocked down by Scoliosis any more. Let’s stand up and face it bravely.