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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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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Scoliosis, cauda equina syndrome, cauda equina, bodies Disc prolapse, transverse loin creases