A scoliosis describes the lateral curvature of the spine. Often the spine is C- or S- shaped. It is important to recognize the formation of a scoliosis early and then to start appropriate treatments and adjustments. However, the treatment will depend on the specific scoliosis, sometimes a surgery will be needed.
A scoliosis describes the abnormal curvature of the spine. The spine is often C- or S-shaped. It can either exist since birth or can manifest itself later on. It can result in a hump in the rip, lumbar bulge, low-hanging shoulders and deformations of the vertebra.
There are several kinds of scoliosis including: 1) Idiopathic scoliosis: it can be grouped by age, for example, infantile scoliosis for children below 3 years old, juvenile scoliosis for children at age 4-10, adolescent scoliosis for children at age 11-18. 2) Congenital scoliosis: people with congenital scoliosis are born with the disease. It happens due to the abnormal development of a baby’s ribs or spine. 3) Neuromuscular scoliosis: it results from a problem of nervous system, which can affect the muscles. 4) Growth too fast: people are prone to have an abnormal curvature of spine due to a growth spurt. People with scoliosis almost have no symptoms. If there are any, they may be backache or low back pain, tired feeling in the spine, uneven hips or shoulder, and spine curves more to one side.
The treatment will depend on the specific scoliosis. For example, people with idiopathic scoliosis normally do not require treatments. However, they should go regularly to a doctor to check the condition every 6 months. For people who are still growing, the doctor may recommend a back brace to avoid the further abnormal curvature of spine. The best timing to use back braces is for people who are more than 10 years old. However, the back braces cannot work for people with neuromuscular or congenital scoliosis. For some severe cases, a surgery is needed. After a surgery, the doctor may also refer the patient to a physical therapist.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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