Ibuprofen, a commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been in the course to treat back pain for several years offer little advantage. But, according to the research team of renowned global medical health institute, the drug causes side effects to the body as well.
A 13-year old female patient with rigid neglected congenital thoracolumbar scoliosis of 128 degrees presented with severe coronal decompensation [the head was not centered over the pelvis despite spontaneous compensatory corrections within the spine].
Spine is the structure which gives support to the body and enables the body to stand. But, sometimes these backbones get affected with severe diseases and thus rupture the whole construction.
14-year old Sheetal [name changed] presented to the OPD of the author with features of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia. She had kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction with features of progression associated with pain [figure 1]. In view of this, she was offered surgical intervention in the form of PVCR [posterior vertebral column resection] at the apex of deformity.