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  1. Phe 404 Fall 2008 Michelle Furlong Scoliosis

  2. What is scoliosis? • Disorder: Abnormal curve of the spine • Girls vs. Boys • Hereditary? They are best friends

  3. 2 Main Types Kyphosis Lordosis

  4. Other Types • Functional:curve is because somewhere else in body. • Neuromuscular • Degenerative

  5. Most Common Symptoms • Uneven shoulders • Off balanced hips • Back and hip pain

  6. Diagnosis PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS!!! Also, if you have major pain and discomfort in your back and hip area.

  7. Treatment 3 Categories: -Observation -Bracing -Surgery

  8. Treatment (con’t)‏ • Functional: observation • Neuromuscular: try observation and bracing, but surgery mainly • Degenerative: observation and surgery • Kyphosis and Lordosis: ALL 3 categories

  9. Can anyone tell me what they think the main goal for treatment is…

  10. Relief for pain.. • Physical therapy • Massages • YOGA

  11. Cure? As of right now there is no cure Research is continuing…

  12. REVIEW TIME • What is scoliosis? • What are the 2 main types? • What are the 3 treatment categories? • What is the main goal for treatment? • What are some relief methods?

  13. the end