Scoliosis Affects About 3% Of People

From Emsey Hospital Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Spine Specialist Prof. Dr. Şevki Erdem, shares most frequently asked questions.

Scoliosis or abnormal curving of the spine, affects about 3% of people. Mild cases may not affect daily living. But severe cases can be painful and limit normal activity. To stop the curve from getting worse and help you go back to doing the things you love, Medtronic developed surgical treatment options for scoliosis.

There are several symptoms to look for to help determine if you or someone you love has scoliosis. Should you notice anyone or more of these signs. You should schedule an exam with a doctor. Shoulders are different heights – one shoulder blade is more prominent than the other. Head is not centered directly above the pelvis. Appearance of a raised, prominent hip.

HG

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