What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a disorder that manifests as an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine or backbone. When looking from the front, the spine is expected to appear straight. Scoliosis alters this, causing the spine to curve to one side. While scoliosis can be seen at any age, it occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. It is most common in girls than boys and typically sets in at about ten years. Most cases are mild, but some may

What Is Neuromuscular Scoliosis?

Neuromuscular scoliosis is one of the most common types of scoliosis. It causes an irregular curvature of the spine and can lead to several severe symptoms. As the name suggests, it is associated with disorders of the nerve or muscular systems such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and spinal cord injury. The disorders mentioned above cause muscle spasm, weaken the muscles, and can even lead to muscle paralysis. When the muscle of the back is not functioning as it should, the

Spinal Tumors

A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue caused by an overgrowth of cells, which is located within or around the spinal cord or spinal column. It can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Some tumors can originate in the spine or spinal cord, while others can occur as a result of cancer spread from another area of the body to the spinal area. The former is referred to as a primary tumor while the latter is a

Spinal Fractures

A spinal fracture occurs when one of the bones in the spine fractures or collapses. In most instances, more than a single spinal bone will fracture. This can be cause from a varying degrees of problems, such as minor trauma in osteoporotic patients to severe injuries and complications resulting from major accidents. You may be surprised to know that spinal fractures are quite common. It is estimated that more than 700,000 spine fractures occur annually in the United States alone. There

What Are the Causes of Scoliosis in Children?

The spine (backbone) curves slightly forward, which is important to absorb the shock and stresses of normal daily activities. When there is sideways curvature of the spine it is regarded as a deformity. Generally regarded as scoliosis, this abnormality of the spine is normally noticed in children during a growth spurt. Scoliosis in Children As stated above, Scoliosis is normally noticed in children during the growth stage. This is also the perfect time to explore treatment options to keep it at bay

EOS Imaging System

EOS Imaging System The EOS Imaging System is a low dose medical imaging tool that develops a full body 2D or 3D view of the spine, hip and knees. This low dose imaging offers patients a new standard of care with minimal exposure while collecting data all at once. EOS Imaging is a global medical device company who originates from French scientific research awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. What Makes the EOS Imaging System Beneficial? Safe exams at the lowest

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