BACK PAINS AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS

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Aim. To study the peculiarities of pain syndrome in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Materials and methods. Back pains in idiopathic scoliosis were analyzed in 98 patients aged 12-16. The control group consisted of 12 practically healthy persons. Computer optic topography, Visual Analogous Pain Scale, McGill Pain Questionnaire, Spielberger-Khanin Anxiety Scale, Beck and Zung Depression Scales were used. Statistical processing of the results was carried out by means of nonparametric Mann-Whitney test with Statistica 8.0 package for Windows. Results. Moderate and mild pain of bursting character in case of physical load and long static tension was stated among subjects with degrees I and II idiopathic scoliosis. However, among girls sensor and affective components of pain syndrome were more marked. Besides, in women statistically significant rise in reactive anxiety was established. No depression in adolescents suffering from idiopathic scoliosis was detected. Conclusion. Back pain in patients with idiopathic scoliosis is developing at the first stages of disease with subsequent reduction and is accompanied by increase in the level of reactive anxiety, predominantly, among men.

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