How can scoliosis be detected using something as simple as a bottle of water?
Scoliosis is normally correctly identified only on an X-ray.
But there also exist external signs that can suggest the presence of the spinal curves that characterize scoliosis.
One of the most important signs is a hump, in other words a difference in height between the two sides a person’s back that is easily spotted when he or she is bent forward.
A hump can be measured using a fairly simple instrument called a scoliometer.
A scoliometer is a graduated level and it is used by placing it on the back of a person in whom scoliosis is suspected.
The measurement is done by observing the movement of the small drop of mercury contained inside the graduated tube.
A scoliometer is a professional medical instrument designed to be used by specialists such as doctors and physiotherapists. In the absence of this instrument, is there a simple test for scoliosis that we can do in our own homes?
The answer is yes, and this is where the bottle of water, or TORSION BOTTLE, comes in.
Because Scoliosis can be detected using something as simple as a bottle of water?
What you need to make one
– A normal 500 ml plastic mineral water bottle, about half full of water
– A permanent marker pen
– A ruler
Ideally, it is best to use the type of bottle that has a slight narrowing of its circumference (indentation) about two thirds of the way up.