In severe cases, the rib cage may press against the lungs and heart causing complications such as:
Scoliosis cannot be overcome by correcting posture. Food, vitamin supplements and exercise programmes have also not been found to be helpful in treating the condition or halting its progression. However, scoliosis patients are advised to stay fit and active for a better prognosis.
“If patients get appropriate treatment for scoliosis at an early stage, they can go on to lead normal lives,” says Dr Guo.
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