It’s scoliosis month !!

Hello everyone,

I don’t know if you remember but I did a whole month of  blog posts dedicated to scoliosis month in June of last year. Scoliosis month is something I always like to talk about on my blog, as I have scoliosis and I want anyone here who also has scoliosis to be able to relate, and help spread the word when it comes to scoliosis awareness.
Scoliosis month is basically a month dedicated to educating and helping others to detect their scoliosis early, so a quicker solution or treatment can be put into action.
By spreading awareness, scoliosis will become a more well known condition and people will begin to know the signs and how to look for the spinal condition themselves. Awareness will hopefully help to reduce the amount of people having spinal fusions, as earlier treatements can be put in to place first.


So what is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature or twist of the spine. It can affect people of any age from babies to the elderly. It is most prominent in children aged 10-15. Scoliosis can deteriorate quickly without treatment, which is why it is important for early detection. Scolisos can range from mild to severe and monitoring to surgery.

Sign of scoliosis -

- uneven hips
- uneven shoulders
- leaning to one side
- A visibly curved spine
- clothes not hanging correctly
- ribs being more prominent on one side
- back pain ( more common in severe or adult cases)

Few people with scoliosis need a spinal surgery, only severe cases. Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis can have physical therapy or a brace, which helps to prevent further curvature to the spine.

8 out of 10 cases of scoliosis are idopathic. This is when a cause is not known,  i.e it is not inherited.
However scoliosis can be degenerative, this means it happens when you are older due to the weakening of bones. There is also congenital scoliosis. This is when you have scolisos from birth due to the spinal cord not fully forming in the fetus or womb.

Scolisos association uk is a foundation which provides support and information for scoliosis patients and parents  - https://www.sauk.org.uk

Thank you for reading this blog post and please help spread awareness regarding scoliosis.

Happy scoliosis awareness month!!

Sadie xoxo

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