What is Dextroscoliosis?
Dextroscoliosis is a more specific medical term for Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Scoliosis, in general, is pertained to any curvature of the spine that causes the whole back structure to look C- or S-shaped. Dextroscoliosis is the condition wherein the spine is curved to the right. Levoscoliosis is the counterpart of Dextroscoliosis, with the curvature of the spine being inclined to the left.
Scoliosis of the spine varies. Idiopathic scoliosis often happens to children during their growing years. Neuromuscular scoliosis happens when there is an underlying disorder that is causing this condition to become evident. Genetics and medical history can also play a part in the manifestation of scoliosis.
Symptoms of Scoliosis and Dextroscoliosis
Scoliosis symptoms are very easy to trace, especially if the scoliosis is the idiopathic type. In such cases, Dextroscoliosis can only be diagnosed upon X-ray of the spine. However, in cases where the Dextroscoliosis seems to be caused by an underlying condition, the following examinations can be conducted:
Skin examination (to watch out for signs of neurofibromatosis)
Abdominal reflex test
Spasticity test through muscle tone examination, and;
Feet examination for possible signs of cavovarus deformity.
There are many types of Dextroscoliosis. You have the Thoracic Dextroscoliosis or Thoracolumbar Dextroscoliosis, where the curvature is approximately level to a person’s ribcage. Lumbar Dextroscoliosis is a curvature located on a person’s lower back. Some cases can be mild, where there are others that cause convenience, physical deformities, and even medical complications to affected internal organs. The only way for you to determine the type and severity of scoliosis that you have is by undergoing a medical examination from a professional health care provider.
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