Scoliosis is an unnatural curvature of the spine. The normal shape of the spine includes a top-of-the-shoulder curve and a lower back curve. Scoliosis causes the spine to curve from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape. The condition is often diagnosed early in a child’s life. Common causes (when they can be pinpointed) are birth defects, neurological abnormalities, and genetic conditions.
Causesedit]. There are many causes of scoliosis, including congenital spine
deformities (those present at birth, either inherited or ...
WebMD explains scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and how it is assessed and
Doctors don't know what causes the most common type of scoliosis — although it
appears to involve hereditary factors, because the disorder tends to run in ...
Oct 6, 2015 ... Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine bends to the side abnormally; either to
the right or left. The curvature can be moderate to severe.
In fact, in more than 80 percent of scoliosis cases, a specific cause is not known.
Such cases are termed idiopathic (meaning of undetermined cause), and they ...
May 15, 2015 ... What causes scoliosis? What are risk factors for scoliosis?
May 15, 2015 ... Scoliosis causes abnormal curvature of the spine. Get the facts on scoliosis types
and symptoms. Treatment may involve exercises, surgery, ...
? In most people with scoliosis, the cause is not known. In some cases, there is a
known cause. Doctors classify curves ...
(Degenerative scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis in adults.)
Idiopathic scoliosis rarely causes pain, and in most cases the curve is minor
enough to ...