Important points of scoliosis prevention

Important points of scoliosis prevention


Despite the development of medicine, scoliosis - a curvature of the thoracic spine, is diagnosed in people of different ages more and more often. It is especially sad that there are many children among the patients of the orthopedist.

Scoliosis can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle and excessive stress on the spine column.

Spinal curvature treatment is a long and complicated process. This disease can be prevented and maintained in a healthy manner. If the problem has already arisen, patients are awaited at the medical diagnostic center "Meddiagnostika" in Kiev. Reception is conducted by experienced specialists, including therapists, orthopedists, surgeons and neuropathologists.

Causes and consequences of childhood scoliosis

Although the spine of the child has not been strengthened yet, it reacts immediately to any factors that could cause its curvature.

Sedentary lifestyle

Too soft bed

being in the wrong posture for a long time, which is facilitated by sitting at the computer;

You can also practice weightlifting and other sports.

Furniture for homework that has been incorrectly chosen

ignoring daily gymnastics;

genetic predisposition.

Individually or collectively, these factors cause grade 1 to 4 scoliosis. Scoliosis is more than poor posture. An irregular spine shape can lead to dysfunction in the thoracic area's organs.

The consequence of childhood scoliosis can be serious pathological changes in the heart and lungs.

Prevention of scoliosis in children

Prevention of scoliotic posture in a child begins even during gestation. A doctor will advise the expectant mother to eat well, not overwork, exercise daily and live a healthy lifestyle.

The baby needs movement from the first birthday. For five minutes, you can repeat simple exercises for newborns several times per day.

A baby can't be sat until he is able to sit on his own without assistance. If the baby can sit independently, this means that his spine has already been properly formed.

The newborn needs daily walks in the fresh air, during which he receives vitamin D, which is involved in the formation of the musculoskeletal system.

An orthopedic mattress must be used in the baby's crib. Newborns sleep without a pillow. It is recommended that older children have a pillow, but it should be low.

If the child slouches slightly, it is the responsibility of the parents to remind him to keep his back straight.

The workplace of the student is equipped taking into account the growth of the student. The seat must be high enough that the child's feet are supported on the floor, or under the table. In terms of height, the table and chair should match.

It is better to buy a satchel that has two straps for school than a briefcase.

Doing homework should be alternated with rest and light exercise.

Prevention of spinal curvature for adults

Adults should have a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to prevent scoliosis. Breaks during sedentary work require that a person do light gymnastics, or simply walk. The workplace should be equipped with comfort. Sitting in a bad position can lead to scoliosis or early osteochondrosis.

Adults should eat fruits, vegetables, and other food rich in vitamins and microelements. You need to sleep on an orthopedic mattress, take walks in the fresh air every day.

Your doctor should be notified immediately if you feel any signs of scoliosis, or pain in the spine.

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