Are you afraid of spine surgery?
Good news: Modern day spine surgery carries less than 1% chance of developing weakness
in the legs, Equivalent to anybody having a major road accident
Normally spine is straight when you see front to back and body is erect when seen from side to side. Abnormal curvature of the spine is spine deformity. Side-to-side abnormal spinal curve is Scoliosis (See Figure). Spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line.
Forward bending of the spine which produces a round back deformity is Kyphosis (See Figure). Scoliosis is of 4 types, in that adolescent idiopathic scoliosis accounts for 80 percent of cases, with prevalence of 0.47–5.2 % in general population. The female to male ratio ranges from 1.5:1 to 3:1 which indicates that the female children are affected more. Scoliosis progression is accelerated during the time of menarche.
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