Think you might have this condition?

Use the Symptom Checker to check your symptoms

Add this to your profile
Banner for leaf pages 2

Scoliosis

Scoliosis (from Ancient Greek: σκολίωσις skoliosis "obliquity, bending") is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C", rather than a straight line.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with scoliosis, 66% report having back pain, 51% report having low back pain, and 31% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of scoliosis are foot or toe stiffness or tightness, although you may still have scoliosis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with scoliosis often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other therapeutic procedures, other physical therapy and rehabilitation and echocardiography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with scoliosis include acetaminophen / tramadol, glycopyrrolate, levocarnitine, acetylcysteine, diclofenac / misoprostol, drospirenone, penicillamine (depen), potassium phosphate, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol, digestive enzymes/hyoscyamine/phenyltoloxamin, bosentan (tracleer), gramicidin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic and varicella-zoster immune globulin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for scoliosis include age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
3.7x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
1.3x
Ajax-loader Loading...