Can scoliosis cause bleeding?
Complications of Spinal and Scoliosis Treatment As with any invasive surgery, spinal and scoliosis treatment can have their complications. These include bleeding, nerve damage, infection, lung problems, and pain.
Is levoscoliosis serious?
Severe scoliosis tends to occur less often, but it can be very painful. Without treatment, this can lead to serious health risks. Health professionals consider levoscoliosis to be a particularly dangerous form of scoliosis because the heart is located in the left side of the body.
What happens when you have thoracic scoliosis?
Scoliosis occurs in the thoracic area more than in other areas. These scoliosis patients notice changes to their chest, rib cage, and shoulder blades appearance. A condition known as Thoracic insufficiency syndrome involves chest wall deformities and can affect normal breathing and lung growth.
What causes thoracic Dextroscoliosis?
Although abnormal curvatures can develop anywhere in a person’s spinal column, dextroscoliosis tends to occur in the middle and upper portions of the spine (thoracic spine). Scoliosis can be caused by neuromuscular conditions, connective tissue disorders, and genetic conditions.
What to do if you have levoscoliosis?
Levoscoliosis treatment options
- Wait and watch. Children who are still growing and have mild scoliosis will get rechecked every 6 months to see if the curve is getting worse.
- Back brace.
- Chiropractic treatment.
- Treatment considerations.
How do you sleep with thoracic levoscoliosis?
For levoscoliosis in the thoracic spine, when sleeping on the back, a thin pillow placed under the shoulder blades can sometimes help in distributing pressure. For side-sleepers, often a pillow placed between the legs can bring relief by helping to open up the spinal canal.
How do I know if scoliosis is affecting my lungs?
The best way we test for lung capacity in mild, moderate, or severe scoliosis cases is with a simple test called ‘spirometry’, and this test measures a patient’s ability to breathe out (lung-expiratory volume).
What health problems can scoliosis cause?
Complications of scoliosis can include:
- Breathing problems (in severe scoliosis)
- Low back pain.
- Lower self-esteem.
- Persistent pain if there is wear and tear of the spine bones.
- Spinal infection after surgery.
- Spine or nerve damage from an uncorrected curve or spinal surgery.
- Leakage of spinal fluid.