Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side, shaped like an “s” or “c”, and the spine may also be rotated. A rib “hump” or a prominent shoulder blade caused by rotation of the ribcage in thoracic scoliosis can be detected on physical examination. It is more prominent when the patient is bent forward. A special X-ray film called a scoliosis film will confirm the diagnosis. There is no definite cause but most are due to developmental problems.
Regular exercise and a good diet. Scoliosis is more likely to occur to low body weight patients. Treatments include monitoring with regular medical check up to look for worsening of the curvature, bracing to help moderate cases and surgery may be necessary for the severe cases. There are different treatments depending on condition which Dr.Kevin yip will advise during the consultation, if there is a need for a treatment or surgery. For an appointment with Dr.Kevin yip please call +65 6471 2691(24hours) sms 91377787