Guide
1
The subject must strip down to underwear and get back to the light source (eg, a window) to you.He must stand erect, but not straining.Look at the child's shoulders.If one shoulder higher than the other - it speaks about scoliosis.
2
position is the same.Pay attention to the blade.Normally, the angles of the blades are directed downward, firmly pressed to the chest and are at the same level.When scoliosis angle of one blade is higher than the other and, as it "sticks" to the outside and behind.
3
child stands with his back to you, arms extended along the body
.Look at the elbows, they must be at the same level.The distance from the elbow to the waist normally equal on both sides.
4
child stands with his back to you.Ask him to lean forward slightly.In this position, clearly visible line of the spine, it should be smooth.Again, note the position of the blades and the shape of the chest.The blades should be at the same level, and the rib cage to be symmetrical.
5
position is the same, leaning forward.Spend your hands along the spine on both sides.When scoliosis may be palpable roller compacted muscle on one side of the spine.
6
child is again straight back to you.Sometimes the cause of scoliosis becomes deformation of the pelvis.Inspect the lower back and pelvic region.All bony prominences and gluteal folds should be symmetrical.
7
With the progression of scoliosis deformed spine starts to compress the nerve roots, which causes the appearance of pain of different localization.The most common is pain the back, neck, lower back, numbness and burning in the intercostal space (intercostal neuralgia).Sometimes scoliosis can occur with pain in the heart during normal ECG - kardialgiya.Further progression of the disease can cause malfunctions of various internal organs. Scoliosis may be the cause of diseases such as asthma, cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, chronic prostatitis.