“Why am I bending over, patients ask?”
“I don’t want to look like my grandmother.”
“Or I was told I had scoliosis.”
A thorough physical exam and a standing Xray can tell us a lot.
A thorough physical exam would include analysis of walking, standing posture sitting posture, and flexibility of the lower and upper spine. Additionally, the motion of the hips knees is assessed. The strength of the muscles around the hips knees ankles and feet is also measured along with sensation and reflexes.
An assessment of your bone health any kind of deformity is also necessary.
Treatment comes in all forms. Bracing, exercise, replacement of bone los & Sometimes surgery are options.