By nature, the human spine has several natural curves.This feature is designed to mitigate the load when performing certain physical actions.But the modern sedentary lifestyle, heredity, various adverse conditions have led to the fact that almost everyone has a pathology of the curves of the spine.Excess body weight, heavy physical activity, lack of movement, incorrect body position when walking, sleeping, sitting at a table lead to increased curvature of the spine.
Kyphoscoliosis of the spine
Kyphoscoliosis is a simultaneous curvature of the spine in the lateral and anteroposterior direction.Is a fairly common pathology.In most cases, it occurs in adolescence.Boys suffer four times more often than girls.In mild cases, kyphoscoliosis can cause increased fatigue and back pain.Severe pathology adversely affects the state of the whole organism, can cause neurological disorders, impair the functioning of the lungs, heart and digestive system.
What is kyphoscoliosis
Kyphoscoliosis is a combined deformity of the spine, which combines scoliosis (lateral curvature) and kyphosis(stooping, excessive curvature in the anteroposterior direction).Can be both from birth and acquired, manifested in visible deformity and back pain.
Due to pathological changes in the shape of the chest and dysfunction of the organs located in it, there may be shortness of breath and cardiac dysfunction.The diagnosis can be made after X-ray, CT or MRI, when visible distortions show a picture.
Causes of kyphoscoliosis
The first symptoms of the disease appear in patients aged about 14 years.Factors that contribute to the development of the disease include pronounced physical exertion on the spine, excess body weight, prolonged stay in a sitting position.
Consider the main causes of kyphoscoliosis:
hereditary disease transmission;
amputation of limbs, injuries to the muscles of the back or vertebrae;
underdevelopment of the nervous, musculoskeletal and muscular systems in adolescence;
severe viral infections, polio;
diseases associated with connective tissue disorders or bone metabolism;
underwent heart surgery.
Classification and degrees
Depending on the deformation, the following four stages of kyphoscoliosis can be distinguished:
The first.The curvature of the spine in the anterior-posterior direction is from 45 to 55 degrees.There is a slight shift of the vertebrae to the side and their twisting.
The second.The curvature of the spine in the anterior-posterior direction is from 55 to 65 degrees.Noticeable strong twisting and lateral displacement.
The third.The curvature of the spine in the anterior-posterior direction is from 65 to 75 degrees.The vertebral hump begins to form, the thorax is deformed.
The fourth.The curvature of the spine in the anterior-posterior direction is more than 75 degrees.The curvature is accompanied by the formation of a vertebral hump and deformation of the chest.
In orthopedics and traumatology there are left and right kyphoscoliosis, taking into account the direction of lateral curvature.
Symptoms of kyphoscoliosis
A person with pathology feels:
back pain (especially in the neck and chest);
decreased sensitivity of the lower extremities, weakness in the legs, a constant feeling of cold in the feet;
changes in the correct position of the body (posture), excessive stooping;
in the structure of the thorax, the directions of the ribs;
pain in the intervertebral nerves of the damaged areas;
difficulty breathing during exercise;
disorders of blood circulation and gas exchange in the body.
When diagnosing kyphoscoliosis, a person should be examined by a neurologist, orthopedist, and, if necessary, other specialists.To confirm the diagnosis, the patient is prescribed X-ray examination and magnetic resonance imaging.
Successful treatment is a reality if it is done by specialists from the Back Outpatient Center.Here are the points you need to know about treatment at the center:
any degree of kyphoscoliosis can not be cured by therapy, exercise and massage;
correction and treatment is by removing the vertebrae on a special simulator “KIPARIS”.This is a completely safe and patented invention that brings one hundred percent results;
no pain and discomfort during exercise on the simulator.Muscles and bones are gradually affected and not injured;
therapeutic exercises under the supervision of an experienced specialist allow patients to feel safe and comfortable.
Have you been scared of surgery in previous clinics?You should not give up and doomed to go to it when there is a way out.Consult with orthopedists of our center, as well as undergo a general diagnosis of the spine in the “Back Clinic”.We are sure that you can achieve brilliant results by enrolling in back extraction courses with KIPARIS.
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