Does scoliosis cause pain?DDoes scoliosis cause pain?Does scoliosis cause pain?EnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000338.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sometimes scoliosis can be painful for patients. Read about the results from a large scale study assessing pain in teenagers with scoliosis.</p><p>In a large study done on 2,442 children and teenagers with scoliosis, 23% reported pain. Researchers looked at which factors were associated with back pain.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Researchers studying teens with scoliolis found that older teens, teens who had almost finished growing, and girls who had already started menstruating were more likely to have back pain<br></li><li> Gender, family history of scoliosis, and type and size of curve did not predict pain with scoliosis<br></li><li> The majority of patients had less back pain following surgery or after being treated with a brace or observation<br></li><li> Stress involved with scoliosis can manifest in regular back pain<br></li></ul>
La scoliose est-elle douloureuse?LLa scoliose est-elle douloureuse?Does scoliosis cause pain?FrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000338.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Parfois, la scoliose peut être douloureuse pour les patients. Découvrez les résultats d’une étude à grande échelle évaluant la douleur ressentie par les adolescents atteints de scoliose.</p><p>Dans une importante étude menée auprès de 2 442 enfants et adolescents atteints de scoliose, 23 % ont signalé éprouver de la douleur. Les chercheurs ont par la suite examiné les facteurs associés à la douleur au dos.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Les chercheurs qui ont étudié les adolescents atteints de scoliose ont découvert que les adolescents plus âgés, ceux qui avaient presque achevé leur croissance et les filles qui avaient commencé leurs menstruations étaient plus susceptibles de souffrir de douleurs au dos.</li> <li>Le sexe, les antécédents familiaux de scoliose de même que le type et l’importance de la courbure ne permettent pas de prédire la douleur causée par la scoliose.</li> <li>La majorité des patients éprouvaient moins de douleur au dos à la suite de l’intervention chirurgicale ou après avoir été traités avec un corset ou une observation.</li> <li> Le stress provoqué par la scoliose peut se manifester par de fréquentes douleurs au dos.</li></ul>.

 

 

Does scoliosis cause pain?2011.00000000000Does scoliosis cause pain?Does scoliosis cause pain?DEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000338.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sometimes scoliosis can be painful for patients. Read about the results from a large scale study assessing pain in teenagers with scoliosis.</p><p>In a large study done on 2,442 children and teenagers with scoliosis, 23% reported pain. Researchers looked at which factors were associated with back pain.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Researchers studying teens with scoliolis found that older teens, teens who had almost finished growing, and girls who had already started menstruating were more likely to have back pain<br></li><li> Gender, family history of scoliosis, and type and size of curve did not predict pain with scoliosis<br></li><li> The majority of patients had less back pain following surgery or after being treated with a brace or observation<br></li><li> Stress involved with scoliosis can manifest in regular back pain<br></li></ul><p>Older teens were more likely to have back pain. Of the patients who reported pain:</p><ul><li>15% were between the ages of six and 10 years</li><li>21% were between the ages of 11 and 15 years</li><li>32% were more than 15 years</li></ul><p>Teens who had almost finished growing were more likely to have back pain. Of the patients who reported pain:</p><ul><li>15% were still growing. Their growth plates were completely open<br></li><li>29% were almost finished growing. Their growth plates were starting to close<br></li></ul><p>Females who had already started menstruating were more likely to have back pain. Of those who reported pain:</p><ul><li>16% hadn’t started menstruating yet</li><li>28% had already had their first menstrual period</li></ul><p>There were several factors that did <u>NOT</u> predict pain with scoliosis: </p><ul><li>Gender</li><li>Family history of scoliosis</li><li>Type of curve. There was no difference in pain in C- versus S-shaped curves, left- versus right-sided curves, or thoracic (mid-back) versus lumbar (low back) curves<br></li><li>Size of curve. At the time of diagnosis, the average size of curves in this study were between 20 and 34 degrees. The ranges were from 10 to 84 degrees<br></li></ul><p>Researchers also found some interesting relationships between pain and type of treatment. Of the patients who reported pain:</p><ul><li>20% had surgery. Of these, 71% had less back pain following surgery<br></li><li>10% were treated with a brace. Of these, 66% had less back pain following treatment<br></li><li>70% were treated with observation. Of these, 53% reported no back pain following treatment<br></li></ul><p>It is important to remember that 60% to 80% of the general population will have back pain in their lifetime. The stress involved with the diagnosis of scoliosis often expresses itself as back pain. Pain can also be affected by cultural or national differences. Teens with scoliosis need to talk with their doctor or orthopaedic surgeon about any pain they are experiencing.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/does_scoliosis_cause_pain.jpgDoes scoliosis cause pain?

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