The Impact of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on the Emotional Body Image of High School Girls
It is difficult to deny that Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) has a major impact on the lives of those who are affected by this condition. AIS are defined as the lateral curvature of the spine that occurs in adolescence without an apparent cause. This condition affects the population substantially, as it is evident in as many as four out of one-hundred adolescents, but the majority of cases are minor, so they do not require treatment because the spine straightens itself with growth. Additionally, this condition is more common in females than males, which is why this paper focuses on females. AIS can impact a person in numerous aspects of daily life-ranging from sleep to physical activity-which highlights the importance for attention paid to AIS patients.