Scoliosis

Child-Friendly Care For Scoliosis

We Provide Advanced Treatment for Scoliosis in Children

As young bodies undergo transformation, it becomes paramount for parents, caregivers, and medical professionals to comprehend the complexities of scoliosis in children. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that typically develops during adolescence. It can be idiopathic or result from congenital abnormalities, neuromuscular conditions, or genetic predisposition. Left untreated, scoliosis can progress, leading to spinal deformity, pain, and respiratory problems. POBAR specializes in the early detection and comprehensive management of scoliosis in children, utilizing advanced imaging technology and innovative treatment approaches to achieve optimal spinal alignment and overall health.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Scoliosis may manifest with uneven shoulders, waist asymmetry, and visible spinal curvature on physical examination. Our specialists at POBAR perform a comprehensive evaluation, including the Adam’s forward bend test and imaging studies like X-rays, to assess the degree and pattern of spinal curvature.

Treatment Options:

  • Observation for mild curves: Regular monitoring to track progression.
  • Bracing for progressive curves during growth: Customized braces to prevent further curvature.
  • Surgical correction for severe or progressive curves: Surgeons straighten the spine and stabilize it with fusion and instrumentation.

Recovery Time And Treatment Aftercare

Recovery time for scoliosis treatment varies depending on the severity of the spinal curvature and the chosen treatment modality. For patients undergoing bracing or surgical correction, recovery can range from several weeks to months.

Treatment Aftercare:

  • Wear the prescribed brace consistently: Bracing helps halt the progression of scoliosis by providing external support and maintaining spinal alignment during growth.
  • Participate in postoperative rehabilitation: Following surgery, rehabilitation exercises are essential for restoring strength, flexibility, and mobility while minimizing complications.

Your Questions Answered

How can I tell if my child has scoliosis?

Signs of scoliosis may include uneven shoulders, an asymmetrical waistline, or a noticeable curvature of the spine. Early detection through routine spinal screenings is key, and if you suspect scoliosis, consider consulting with the experts at POBAR for evaluation and management.

Can scoliosis worsen over time?

In some cases, scoliosis may progress, particularly during periods of rapid growth. Regular monitoring by a pediatric orthopedic specialist like those at POBAR can help detect any changes in the curvature of the spine and guide appropriate management to prevent progression.

What treatment options are available for scoliosis in children?

Treatment for scoliosis may include observation, bracing, or surgery, depending on factors such as the severity of the curvature and the child’s age. POBAR offers personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes..

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