Are Low Levels of Phosphorus Protective Against Scoliosis Progression? Calcium and Phosphorus are at normal levels in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): Calcium and Phosphorus are both important for normal bone mineralization, and can be mobilized to and from the blood stream and into the bone depending upon body homeostasis. Hormones (Parathyroid hormone and Estrogen) are mostly responsible for signaling when the minerals should be stored or released.
Scoliosis, Osteoporosis and Vertigo in Clinical Practice Do you have one or more of the following; Scoliosis, Osteoporosis or Vertigo? Clinicians and Researchers have long reported that all three of these conditions can occur simultaneously. And now, new research may answer at least in part why patients with Scoliosis also have Osteoporosis and Vertigo.
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Presentation: A 62 year old female presented herself without referral for the examination. Her medical history included multiple recent falls, adult progressive scoliosis and a possible diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis from her medical neurologist. Observations posture reveal chronic towing of the spine to the right, shuffling gate with wide stance and the need to constantly hold on for stability. Exams: a comprehensive neurological exam was performed including a sensory motor exam, a cerebellar and brainstem cranial nerve exam with appropriate testing of vestibular and oculomotor function. Clinical findings were nomometric in regards the motor examination. Ranges of motion were restricted […]
Kyphosis is a medical term that is used to refer to a condition whereby the outward curvature of the thoracic spine (upper back) bends forward. This condition can occur either as a birth deformity, or as a result of an abnormal twisting of the spinal vertebrae. Once the thoracic spine bends abnormally, one is likely to experience severe Kyphosis pain. This condition is more common in adolescent girls than in adolescent boys. Causes of Kyphosis There are a number things that can trigger this condition. They are as follows; – Osteoporosis that leads to vertebral fracture is the commonest cause of […]