Scoliosis, from the Greek word “skolíōsis,”

    meaning “Crooked.”
Scoliosis is the curving of the spine, often

    causing pain, slowed reflexes, and an
    asymmetrical body.
Scientists are currently trying to find the

  cause of scoliosis, it isn’t known for sure
  yet.
 If you have scoliosis...
Scoliotic curves greater than 10˚ affect 2-

  3% of the United States.
 Scoliotic curves greater than 20˚ affect 1
  in...
Scoliosis can be managed by wearing a

  brace, commonly made out of fiberglass
  or plastic, for 22-23 hours per day.
 ...
Before   After
First Picture - http://www.keyboard-

  culture.com/blogpics/keyboard_culture_
  woman_scoliosis.jpg
 Second Picture -
 ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoliosis

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Nicholas Blessel - Scoliosis

  1. 1. Scoliosis, from the Greek word “skolíōsis,”  meaning “Crooked.”
  2. 2. Scoliosis is the curving of the spine, often  causing pain, slowed reflexes, and an asymmetrical body.
  3. 3. Scientists are currently trying to find the  cause of scoliosis, it isn’t known for sure yet.  If you have scoliosis, you were born with it, and it may have progressed over time.  Scoliosis sometimes presents with other genetic diseases such as “Floppy-baby syndrome” or Neurofibromatosis.
  4. 4. Scoliotic curves greater than 10˚ affect 2-  3% of the United States.  Scoliotic curves greater than 20˚ affect 1 in 2500 people.  Curves that turn to the right are more common than those that turn to the left.  “C” curves are slightly more common than “S” curves.
  5. 5. Scoliosis can be managed by wearing a  brace, commonly made out of fiberglass or plastic, for 22-23 hours per day.  Surgery is also an option, but it is only recommended for people whose scoliosis interferes greatly with their life, and it is nearly impossible to completely straighten a scoliotic spine.
  6. 6. Before After
  7. 7. First Picture - http://www.keyboard-  culture.com/blogpics/keyboard_culture_ woman_scoliosis.jpg  Second Picture - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ommons/a/a0/Wiki_pre-op.jpg  Third picture - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ommons/a/a9/Wiki_post-op.jpg
  8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoliosis 

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