Kolkata: Manipal Hospitals Bangalore recently organized an awareness session on Scoliosis at Manipal Hospitals Outreach Clinic at EM Bypass, Kolkata.
Dr. Thomas Joseph Kishen, Consultant – Spine Surgery & Spine Care at Manipal Hospitals Bangalore, Old HAL Airport Road highlighted the different types of Scoliosis, its symptoms and effects.
Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve. The curve is usually “S” or “C” shaped.
In some people, the degree of curve is stable, while in others, it increases over time. If the spine of a person is curved from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape, the person might have scoliosis.
Dr. Kishen also discussed about the different types Scoliosis like Congenital Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Scoliosis, Degenerative Scoliosis and Idiopathic Scoliosis.
He also highlighted the current cases related to scoliosis and patients travelling from Kolkata, North Eastern part of India to Manipal Hospitals Bangalore.
Dr. Thomas Joseph Kishen, said, “Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. There are different types of scoliosis that affect children and adults. The most common type is ‘idiopathic’. Bending of straight spine leads to scoliosis. It can be treated by Observation, Bracing and Operation process which is also called Triple O formula. Scoliosis is treatable but it is non-preventable.”
Dr. Kishen has his expertise in Surgical and Non-Surgical treatment of Spinal Disorders including Disc Surgery and Spinal Fusions at all levels of the spine from the neck to the lower back, Spinal Injections, Spinal Tumour Surgery, Scoliosis and Kyphosis Surgery.
Dr. Kishen has been honored with several prestigious awards. He has also written numerous articles on Spinal Surgery.
Manipal Hospitals Outreach Clinic in Kolkata is situated at Unus Diagnostic, Kamalgazi, EM Bypass. Phone – 8910006491.