What is Schumer’s disease?
Scheuermann’s disease, or Scheuermann’s kyphosis, is a condition in which a child has too much curvature (or kyphosis) in the middle of the back. Kyphosis typically occurs during periods of accelerated growth. If the front of the spine doesn’t grow as quickly as the back of the spine, the vertebrae become wedge-shaped.
Can a curved spine be corrected?
Scoliosis in adults can occur due to a variety of reasons, including genetics, uneven pelvic position, past spinal or joint surgeries, knee or foot distortions, or even head injuries. Some curves are more severe than others. In moderate to severe cases, scoliosis may be corrected through bracing and/or surgery.
What is the life expectancy of someone with scoliosis?
A number of people with mild to moderate scoliosis lead healthy and productive lives with a life expectancy that is relatively normal.
What should I avoid if I have scoliosis?
People with scoliosis should avoid: Keeping the neck bent forward, so the head faces down, such as when using a smartphone. Playing football and other high-contact sports are dangerous for people with scoliosis. Ballet and gymnastics may also injure the thoracic spine.
How should you lay with scoliosis?
In terms of sleeping position, the best position for someone with scoliosis is to sleep flat on their back. The use of pillows to fill the gaps between the back and the mattress help to keep the spine in a straight and neutral position.
Is Scheuermann’s disease the same as scoliosis?
With Scheuermann’s disease, there is generally a rigid deformity or curvature. It worsens with flexion (bending over), and partially corrects with extension (standing up straight). Pain typically increases with time and length of the deformity. In some cases, a patient with Scheuermann’s kyphosis also has scoliosis.
Can a chiropractor help with Scheuermann’s disease?
Surgery may be able to rectify the condition, but there are many other options for pain relief that are not nearly as invasive. The chiropractic experts in Lithia, FL at Strong Life Chiropractic may be able to help patients cope with Scheuermann’s Disease through routine treatment.
Does Scheuermann’s disease get worse with age?
Scheuermann’s disease does not typically get worse once the individual has stopped growing. For adults with Scheuermann’s kyphosis, the treatment is usually observation, anti-inflammatory medications (such as NSAIDs).