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Unformatted text preview: Adults often present with back pain On examination: transverse loin creases flat buttocks +/- scoliosis Management: X-Ray. Bed rest and support corset. If leads to neurological signs may need spinal fusion to fix unstable segment. Scoliosis and kyphosis Scoliosis This is a lateral curvature of spine Postural secondary to condition outside of spine e.g. short leg/pelvic tilt. Disappears on sitting. Structural bony abnormality/vertebral rotation fixed does not disappear on sitting. Management: supports if under 40 years old surgery if over 40 years old. Kyphosis This is a dorsal curvature of spine Postural poor posture +/- pes planus Structural fixed -Osteoporosis, Ank Spondylitis etc. Management: Postural training/surgical fixation....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10