Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine. Most people develop it genetically and start to notice it during puberty. Scoliosis has affected my life because I found out I had it when I was in 6th grade. When I found out my spine was curved at 23 degrees and I ended up having to get surgery 3 years later when they noticed that my spine was curved at 49 degrees. I chose this topic because it was interesting to me to know all the hormones released from the brain when you have scoliosis.
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Scoliosis is genetically occurring and can be developed over time. It occurs often in teens going through puberty.
scoliosis is the complex lateral and rotational curvature and deformity of the spine
3-5% of US population is affected by this
there are many symptoms of scoliosis
curve of the spine
off center head position
hips or shoulders are uneven
crooked rib cage
chest pressure and pain
prone to fatigue
potential scoliosis treatments
scoliosis is genetic
caused by neurological or hormones
they related other genes to the one that is causing scoliosis
it could be caused by a change in the chromosomes (broken)
they think there is a major gene that is responsible for this disformtiy
once they find out what gene it is they could eventually find a legit treatment
they do not believe there will ever be a medical drug to cure this
there are many hormones causing scoliosis
found in animals, plants, fungi and bacteria
if the growth hormone is at a higher level, the melatonin hormone is at a lower level
researchers say that if a patient has a lower level of melatonin then they are more than likely to get scoliosis
scoliosis can rapidly get worse for teenagers going thru puberty
some doctors say that the neurotrasmitters in your body are not doing their “job” of communitcating correctly, therefore the spine will curve
The Composition of SCOLIOSIS
About the Author
Shelby Schoening is a junior at Billings Senior High School and plans to go to college at Montana State University to be an ultrasound tech. She loves to learn about chemistry and how much it is involved in our everyday life. Shelby had scoliosis and her spine was curved at 49 degrees and she ended up having surgery to get it fixed. Her spine is now curved at 9 degrees. She is here to teach you everything you need to know about the chemistry of scoliosis!!!